Interwood Forest Products

Tiama (Entendrophragm, angolense)

Similiar Woods:  Sapeli, Khaya

Trade Names:  Tiama, Edinam

Origin:  Africa

Range:  Western and Central Africa, from the Sierra Leone in the west, to the Uganda in the east, to Angola in the south.

Uses:  Boat building, flooring, paneling, furniture.

Properties:  Tiama is elastic and flexible with a nice sheen. When quartered it has a nice ribbon stripe and occasionally a broken stripe.

Machining:  Machines well with ease.

Seasoning:  Drying must be done with caution due to a tendency to twist and warp

A typical specimen for Tiama (Entendrophragm, angolense)