Bosse (Guarea, cedrata)
Trade Names: African Cedar, Guarea
Origin: Central West Africa
Range: From Liberia to Cameroon
Uses: Cedar is used for furniture, cabinetry, paneling and decorative veneer for shipbuilding.
Properties: Light-reddish wood which has a characteristic pungent odor. Logs with a variety of figuring can be found.
Machining: Cedar can be worked well by hand and machine. Planed surfaces have a light gloss but tools become quickly dull due to its resin content.
Seasoning: Cedar dries quickly and without any great problems. It is only slightly prone to checking and warping.