Interwood Forest Products

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.

A typical specimen for Bosse (Guarea, cedrata)