|Tali / African Ipe|
|Tali / African Ipe |
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DESCRIPTION: The wood is orangey yellow brown to reddish brown. The sapwood is striped & clearly demarcated. The grain is interlocked & the texture is coarse. Darkens on exposure. The wood is moderately lustrous. It is suitable for use in contact with the ground. Can be use as a susbtitute for Azobe.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Tropical Africa, specifically Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia.
BOTANICAL NAME: Erythroxylaceae / Erythrophleum Suaveolens, Erythrophleum ivorensis
WORKING PROPERTIES: Finishing is generally fair, can be sawn, planed, or turned with similar ease to its American tropical counterparts. Pre-boring is necessary for nails & screws. The gluing properties are good.
USES: Bridge construction, dockwork, domestic flooring, exterior uses, harbor work, heavy construction, turnery, bridge beams, bridge joists, building construction, building materials, cabin construction, construction, docks, exterior trim & siding, factory construction, flooring, marine construction, mine timbers, parquet flooring, shakes, sheathing, shingles, siding, sub-flooring & wharf construction.
JANKA HARDNESS: 2920