Interwood Forest Products

Avodire (Turraeanthus, africana)

Trade Names:  Avodire

Origin:  Tropical West Africa

Range:  Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Zaire, Angola.

Uses:  Mainly as sliced veneer, occasionally rotary-cut; used in furniture production, for paneling, parquet and construction lumber.

Properties:  The color is brownish-yellow to a golden brown and darkens in time. Figured veneers are preferred. Avodire veneer must always be covered since it is very sensitive to light.

Machining:  Machining presents no great difficulty. It cuts easily and smoothly with all tools.

Seasoning:  The wood can be dried easily and quickly but tends to check and twist.

A typical specimen for Avodire (Turraeanthus, africana)