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.