Mahogany Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

Mahogany Wood and its features
Mahogany is a world-class wood species

Mahogany is a world-class wood species that is found in many variants, such as African Mahogany, Cuban Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, Santos Mahogany, Mountain Mahogany, Philippine Mahogany, etc., mainly based on the origin. It’s a heartwood, usually in deep red-brown color, with occasional dark reddish streaks.

Mahogany is used in both timber and logs forms, mainly for making furniture, cabinets, flooring, etc. The usability and specific properties, however, depending on where the wood has grown.

Since African Mahogany is one of the most popular species, we will talk about its properties and uses here.

Common Properties

Scientific Name: Khaya spp.

Distribution: West tropical Africa, African Mahogany is grown in almost all parts of the country, but major plantation can be found in the West tropical regions.

Tree Size: With 100-130 ft (30-40 m) height, Mahogany is one of the highest naturally-grown trees. The trunk diameter is usually 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) in size.

Average Dried Weight: 40 lbs/ft3 (640 kg/m3)

Some of the reasons why Mahogany is so popular among woodworkers, luthiers and merchants is the easy availability and workability of this African hardwood.

In-depth View of Mahogany properties & characteristics


African Mahogany color ranges from pale pink to dark reddish-brown, depending on the age. The heartwood grows darker with age. Also, it sometimes may have red-brown colored streaks.


Even though it’s a hardwood, Mahogany is not very hard. It ranks average in terms of hardness and has moderate, but not high, durability. Being not very durable, it’s poor to medium resistant to insects.


Since is a soft hardwood, it’s usually easy to work with. It is also easy to mill or cut in different shapes or timber sizes. At Cameroon Timber Export, you can buy African Mahogany timber in all standard sizes and shapes.


The stability of hardwood depends on its grain texture and moisture content, among other things. Mahogany has straight to interlocked grains, which makes it highly stable. The moisture content of the wood can be reduced through kiln drying.


Mahogany is easily available and grown in almost all parts of the world. The prices are usually low or moderate, depending on where you’re importing Mahogany from.

Aesthetics and Uses of Mahogany

The most common use of Mahogany species is for furniture making. Almost everywhere in the world, Mahogany furniture is made with either locally-grown or imported Mahogany wood. The furniture made from Mahogany wood has a premium look and moderate stability. They look even better with a clean finish.

Other common uses of Mahogany include wood flooring, wood doors & windows, high-end trim work, veneering, turned items, plywood making, boatbuilding, etc. It’s also widely used for making guitar bodies.

Best Woods to Choose for an Ideal House Furniture

Best Wood for House Furniture
Best Wood for House Furniture

A house is a reflection of its owner’s preferences and culture. From wall paints to decor and furniture, every single thing is customized in a way that falls in harmony with the owner’s lifestyle and basic choices. After construction when it comes to adorning the house with stylish yet strong furniture, people often find themselves in a confusing state related to which type of wood is best and enduring for their house furniture.

The article is a small endeavor to make readers aware of the benefits, appearance and characteristics of best woods used in the making of the house furniture.


The type of wood is acquired basically from regions of the US like Vermont, Great Plains, Louisiana and Texas. The color variants range from white to dark brown and the wood is the hardest and the most enduring of all. It is used in the furniture which requires a lot detailing as the wood carves very well and due to its enduring nature the furniture made out of such woods can be preserved for generations to come. Walnut is a great choice if you are opting for furniture with various carvings and a retro look.


Maple belongs to the genre of hardwoods and is used for heavy furniture like dressing, dining, bed. This is the most affordable of all the hardwood kinds and is an ideal choice when it comes to families with young members. Another quality of this wood is it can easily be polished to look like any expensive wood (like mahogany). Maple comes in cream to reddish-brown colors and has a straight fine grain with the hint of bird’s eye or fiddle back patterns. The wood is acquired basically from Great Lakes Region.

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Mahogany is yet another example of enduring woods which can be preserved for long without any damage to the furniture. Talking about appearance mahogany wood has a fine straight grain and is produced in large boards due to the large size of the trees. Mahogany is found in Mexico, Central and South America but is also grown throughout the Tropics of Africa. African Mahogany is more popular than South American Mahogany. Color differs from pink to pale to reddish-brown and it appears in straight fine grain. Mahogany can be used in big furniture or furniture for guest rooms as it owns an essence of elegance and is great for various woodworks.


Birch is often the first choice for those who opt for simplicity but with modern essence. The wood looks beautiful with blond colors ranging from cream to reddish-brown and clean line grains. Due to its subtle yet attractive appearance, it often embraces the look of modern houses that are less fancy and more sophisticated. Birch is acquired from Northeast and Great Lakes regions and along the Appalachians. The wood is durable and can be used in furniture with innovative woodwork.


Oak is one of the hardwood kinds and so it is a wise choice when it comes to making durable furniture. The quality which attracts the most is its nature of adapting to a variety of finishes. Want furniture with a modern or a retro look? Oak does full justice to both the finishes.  It’s also often used for Mission/Arts & Crafts furniture design. Oak is derived from eastern and central United States and many antiques in America are of Oak Wood.

It flaunts colors ranging from light brown to pinkish-red with patterns like swirling or stripped grains. The furniture made out of Oak is well known for its scratch and stain resisting quality.

Also Read: Types & Species of Hardwood for Flooring


The blend of attractive colors and the capability of giving a beautiful finished look to any furniture makes Cherry Wood one of the most desired options of modern people. The wood is a pricey hardwood but that is balanced with its quality and appearance. Used mainly in antique furniture with brilliant artworks, Cherry wood’s beauty never fades and is well known to give long term benefits to the owner. Found in the Eastern United States the blend of colors appearing on the wood is pinkish-brown to deep red with straight patterns and some rippling.


Bamboo is a grass species rather than hardwood and therefore it takes less time to grow than a hardwood. Well, there is no compromise with quality and appearance, Bamboo wood gives a beautiful finish with a subtle yet attractive color blend. The quality of being a flexible wood type makes bamboo the wise choice for contemporary interior design.

Bamboo is an eco-friendly yet flexible option when it comes to making furniture and therefore it is a preferred choice of the environment-conscious modern generation. Bamboo is found almost everywhere in the world except parts of Europe and Antarctica.


Pine is the most affordable option among all the woods when it comes to making furniture. The wood type is ideal for farmhouses with a little raw look which is in trend these days. Pine absorbs the paints very well which makes it a great choice for furniture in kids’ rooms. 

Pine is often acquired from Northern Hemisphere and it flaunts colors ranging from a subtle white to eye-catching red, brown and beige tones. The feature that makes it different from other woods is its knots and its rustic characteristics. Pine wood’s appearance is adorned with beautiful knots making it a different yet innovative option to go for. The wood resists shrinking and swelling and thus goes a long way.

All these types of wood and many more African wood species you can purchase with Cameroon Timber Export, as we are the leading wood supplier and exporter in Africa and supply high-quality wood to furniture businesses all over the world.

Choosing the Right Type of Wood According to Requirement

Choosing Right Type of Wood
Choosing the Right Type of Wood

Choosing type of wood depends on the purpose and the type of the project. One needs to consider a number of things, such as the requirements for strength and beauty in the piece while selecting the right wood type.

At Cameroon Timber Export, we have a wide variety of wood available, each with its own benefits and features, which you can choose from based on your specific wood project requirements.

Here’s a brief guide on the types of wood and how to choose the right one for your woodworking project.

Types of wood

Based on the origin, specifications and uses, wood can be typically classified into the following two types:

  1. Softwood
  2. Hardwood


Softwoods are produced from coniferous trees that grow faster and are usually straight. These trees remain green all year round and are generally yellow or reddish in colour.

Softwoods are less dense and generally less expensive compared to hardwoods. They are also easily available in less-common places like farms and houses, which means their acquisition is easier and cheaper.

Common examples of softwood trees include pine, cedar, mahogany, redwood, fir, etc.


As the name suggests, hardwoods are generally more dense (harder) than softwoods. Their use is also more popular because of the huge variety of colors, textures, etc.

Hardwoods are generally more expensive than softwoods and some of the exotic ones are also very rare.

Examples include oak, African padauk, afzelia, blackwood, ebony, iroko, African mahogany, etc.

Also Read: The Differences Between Hardwood and Softwood

How to choose the right wood

Besides the wood type, the strength and probable use of wood also depend on the way it has been cut at the mill. The three common types of milling processes are Plain, Quarter and Rift sawing, of which the first two are used mainly for hardwoods.

Plain sawing of hardwoods is done to build large wide wood slabs, which are ideal for building tabletops, flooring and furniture.

Quarter sawn hardwood is generally used for making furniture, because it is an expensive technique. This processing technique produces the most stable timber with beautiful patterning.

Softwoods that are processed through Rift milling are commonly used for the construction of decks, flooring, fencing, beams, framing, posts, landscaping and barn timbers.

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Now, choosing type of wood will depend on the type of project as well. For instance, if you are looking for wood for an exterior project, such as exterior flooring, bench, etc., you need wood that has a high resistance to sun and weather. Look for the types of wood that are high in durability and strength and have the ability to protect against rot, water and insects.

On the other hand, if you are choosing the right type of wood for an interior project such as a dining table or chairs, you need not worry about high rot or insect resistance or protection against sun and weather conditions. So, you can choose a wood that is beautiful in appearance and has a decent durability.

Where to find high-quality wood for your project

If you have already decided on the right wood type for your project and now looking for the best place to buy good quality hardwood timber, you don’t need to go anywhere else. At Cameroon Timber Export, we export and supply all types of wood timber and logs in a range of Africa wood species for all kinds of wood projects. So, whatever your requirement is, I’m sure you can find the right wood with us.

Go on, contact us right away to discuss your needs.

Buy Timber Decking Online – All You Should Know

Buy Timber Decking Online
Buy Timber Decking Online

When looking to buy timber decking online, you have two options – go with your local wood supplier or search online for an affordable and more diverse wood supplier. Here’s why online timber buying is the best choice for you.

Why buy timber decking online

With a local timber retailer, you will have limited options to choose from. For instance, you can only get access to one or two wood species that are easily available in your area. Then, there will be a cost issue. Since you do not have many options, you will have to buy timber at a high price from your local supplier.

On the other hand, when buying from an online timber supplier, you get the flexibility to choose from a wide range of species with a number of wood suppliers in your area and beyond, since location is no longer a constraint. For instance, at CameroonTimberExport, they have over 20 African timber species you can select from and get easy delivery to many locations around the world. Second, you get the option to buy timber in your budget. As the options are unlimited, you can effectively research and buy from a supplier that fits your budget, thus saving money and time.

Also Read: Different Types of Wood Decking

There are many other benefits to buy timber decking online. You do not have to move from store to store in order to find that high-quality timber. You can just select and order online with your preferred store. The cost will be reasonable, and you will get the ultimate satisfaction of mind.

Wood timber Vs. composite decking

Now, a common thing that bothers individuals when buying decking is the choice between wood and composite. Composite is nothing but a type of decking which combines wood with plastic to increase the strength (durability) and reduce the cost. It has its own pros & cons. Based on your specific requirements and budget, choose the best wood decking option for your project.

When comparing pure wood decking with composite decking, the main differences are:

  • Wood deck boards are better looking and more visually appealing compared to composite decking.
  • Because of moisture-absorbing nature, wood decking lasts shorter than composite decks, which are generally moisture-resistant.
  • Wood decking also requires regular maintenance, including painting, sealing & straining to protect against moisture.
  • Wood decking can be less or more costly than composite, depending on the type of wood.

How to buy timber decking online

Whether you’re going with pure wood decking or composite decking, selection of the right timber will be crucial to determine how much the decking costs you and how long it will last. Some of the best wood types/species for decking are Mahogany, Iroko, Teak, Cedar, among others.

When choosing the right wood decking, you need to consider many things such as the purpose and place of decking, how much exposure it will get, your budget, availability, etc.

To buy timber decking online is usually a better option, as you get many alternatives to choose based on your budget and specific needs. You can also request your wood supplier to provide home delivery for your order.

Placing A Small Wood Order with CameroonTimberExportSarl

small wood order
small wood order

CameroonTimberExportSarl is a Cameroon (Africa) based supplier and exporter of quality African wood logs and timber/lumber.

We export our wood logs and timber to multiple countries, including, but not limited to, Vietnam, Canada, UAE, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.

Normally, we have fixed minimum criteria on how much wood you can import/buy at a time from us, but that is for our existing and enterprise clients. If you are looking to start with a small wood order, we can work out a plan to fit your needs.

Eligibility for Small Wood Orders

This service is particularly for those woodworkers, merchants and businesses that are just starting in the wood import business and want small wood orders of just 1 or 2 containers to check the quality or get an idea about our timber species, quality and prices before they can commit to a bulk order.

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Also, those who are placing their first order with CameroonTimberExportSarl can try our Small Order service.

Managing Small Quantity Export Orders (How it works)

We understand that many clients prefer to place small orders first, especially when they are starting out in the timber market or with a particular timber supplier.

This is why we have started this SMALL ORDER service, where we work out a customised order plan based on the immediate, small timber needs of a client.

The minimum order quantity is 1 container for SMALL ORDER service. This service may not be available for all locations, so please contact our team for confirmation.

How To Apply

If you are looking to place a small wood logs/timber order with CameroonTimberExportSarl, you can contact us right away explaining your particular needs or order details. We will then work out a plan that best fits your needs and budget. Contact us to know more.

Cameroon Timber Export to Participate in the Upcoming Dubai Wood Show (DWS) 2020

Dubai wood show
Dubai wood show

We are happy and excited to announce that a team of Cameroon Timber Export is going to participate in the upcoming 15th Edition of Dubai World Show 2020 scheduled to be carried out from 16th to 18th March 2020 at the very popular Dubai World Trade Centre.

Dubai Wood Show (DWS) is one of the most promising international wood show events in the southeast cost city of Persian Gulf as it gives a wonderful opportunity for global wood exporters, suppliers or companies to exhibit and learn about new & amazing woodworking technologies, share creative ideas and gain the attention of global audiences interested in wood-based products or services.

Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show (Mar 2020)

In the 14th edition of the Dubai Wood Show, more than 300+ Regional & International wood supplier and exporter companies from 42 different countries have participated to lock in millions of dollars of deals with global wood buyers.

More than 7000+ transactions have been carried out by specialist professionals or buyers with exhibitors showcasing wood, wood-related products or wood-based machinery.

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Cameroon Timber Export team is jubilant to receive an invitation to become a part of this humongous Wood show event in Dubai. Being the best exporter of quality timber, wooden logs and lumber, Cameroon Timber Export is looking forward to connecting with more than 10,000 professionals or visitors from MENA region and across the world to promote or sell its latest timber products, wooden log, and lumber.

Cameroon Timber Export will join this most innovative and exciting wood show event next year as a premier exhibitor to showcase its latest wood logs, timber, and lumber products to visitors or wood buyers from all around the world.

An Opportunities for Long-lasting Relationships

Also, as an exhibitor, we will look to form new contacts, find new business partners and build long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, trade, association, and institutions, etc.) from the Woodworking industry so that we can expand, grow our business and take it to the next level.

Best Time to Buy Lumber Wood in Africa

Best Time to Buy Lumber Wood in Africa
Best Time to Buy Lumber Wood in Africa

What is The Best Time to Buy Wood in Africa?

As they say, the best time to buy something is when you need it.

But, that’s not necessarily the case with buying wood. When buying wood, you need to consider a number of things, including the wood price, availability, purpose of buying, among others.

If you’re in Africa, Vietnam, UAE or any European country and looking forward to knowing the best time to buy some wood, you’re at the right place.

Here at CameroonTimberExport, we export quality African timber all over the world from our own wood mill located in Douala, Cameroon.

Being in the industry for over 30 years, we understand what type of wood is best for which purpose and what is the best time to buy it, both in terms of quality and price.

Read More: Types Of Wood in Cameroon

Best Time to Buy Lumber, Timber, Wood in Africa

So, without further ado, let’s get on discussing the best time to buy lumber, wood in/from Africa.

Wood for Burning

If you are looking to buy some wood in order to store it now and burn later, say one year or so, you need to give the wood enough time to get dry. If you buy green now, keep it stored for say one year, it will get dry and then you can use it for burning. It’s also the most affordable option, as buying green now would be cheaper than buying dry wood later.

Buying hardwood lumber

If you have a manufacturing facility or furniture business and looking for the best time to buy hardwood, this is the right place for you. As a wood-based manufacturing facility, it’s important for you to keep a good stock of wood so as not to disrupt production.

But, at the same time, you need to consider the best time to purchase the wood based on the price and availability.

Being in the industry for many years now, we always advise our customers to regularly purchase hardwood lumber or as time allows them. However, if you are looking for the most convenient and profitable time for wood purchase, you need to learn to “time” the market.

What it means is you need to understand the market in terms of demand & availability and how it affects the price. Based on that, you can buy wood and store as and when convenient for you.

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On the other hand, if you prefer to buy wood as & when needed, you must make sure that your supplier is reliable and can make the lumber available for you at the time you need it and at the best market price. Of course, building such relationships take time.

We are a reputable and trusted timber wood supplier based in Cameroon and know for our best-price & high-quality timber wood species.

Read Also: African Wood Species – Top Quality Round Log Species

Now (Fall) is the best time to buy lumber wood in Cameroon (Africa). Here’s why.

If you are someone looking to buy African wood, now would be the best time to purchase. The rain is already over and the roads are dry, which makes it easy for workers to get in & out of the forest in order to fetch the best quality wood for processing.

The season after rain is usually the best time to buy lumber, wood in Africa, particularly in Cameroon. The wood is green and the price is quite competitive, so you can buy it now and keep it stored to be used later.

African wood is usable in a range of industries and for every purpose, from manufacturing, construction, firewood, flooring, and more.

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Buy wood logs from Cameroon Timber Export

Buy wood logs

Wood logs are the raw form of wood that has been freshly cut from a tree branch and felled into a log form. These are also known as “Timber” in some locations. Logs are unprocessed wood and need to be further converted into Lumber (sawn) form to be used for purposes like flooring, decking, etc.

In this article, we will get a basic idea of what wood logs are used for and how to buy wood logs.

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What is a wood log used for?

Wood logs are majorly purchased by woodworkers and construction workers who will then convert them into beams, boards, etc. for furniture making, flooring, decking, veneering, and other purposes.

Other than that, wood logs are commonly used for:

Making timber/lumber – by using a saw machine in a sawmill to make boards, beams, etc. out of it.

Construction – used as it is for building walls, roofs, etc. of cabins and houses.

Fireplace – used as firewood in a fireplace

Decoration/crafts – another common use of wood logs in making decoration or craft items

For making fire/ cooking – Wood logs are also commonly used for making fire, usually for cooking purposes.

Depending on the buyer, wood logs may have multiple uses. If you are planning to buy good quality logs, here are some tips to help you with the job.

Tips for buying Wood Logs

Buy seasoned wood: Depending on your purpose to buy wood logs, you need to consider the moisture content as a factor while buying. For instance, logs felled in summer or spring season have a relatively higher moisture content compared to those felled in winter.

If you are buying wood logs for firewood, make sure to purchase logs that have a moisture content of 20% or less.

Also, you need to choose between hardwood or softwood depending on your probable uses. Softwood is softer and may have lower density and durability than hardwood.

Read More: Difference Between Hardwood And Softwood

Always buy wood logs from a reputed and trusted provider to ensure that it can be returned or exchanged if and when needed. A reliable wood supplier like CameroonTimberExport will provide high-quality wood logs for your requirements.

Why should you buy wood logs from Cameroon timber exporters?

CameroonTimberExport is an old and recognized wood supplier and one of the largest distributors of African wood logs and timber in Cameroon. We provide delivery to multiple countries around the world, including, Vietnam, UAE, Malaysia, Iraq, Canada, Saudi Arabia, among others.


Being in the business for over two decades, we are a reliable wood exporter that you can trust with quality and timely delivery. We will dispatch your order so that it arrives at your location within the promised timeline.


We are one of the leading exporters of industrial wood in Cameroon and have managed to become a trusted supplier of the best quality, locally-produced African wood species.


When it comes to the quality of wood, we are an undisputed champion in the African wood export industry.


We are so assured of our wood quality and our service that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all our products to all our clients worldwide.


Our wood logs are felled from the best tree species grown locally in the company-owned forests in and around Cameroon and processed by our expert woodworkers at our own sawmill.

Top wood species

We work with and export a wide range of African round log species, including, but not limited to, African teak, Azobe, Bubinga, ebony wood logs, beli, Doussie, mahogany logs, padauk, Okan, and more.

Also Read: Types Of Wood Species

How to buy wood logs from Cameroon timber exporters

Interested in buying top-quality wood logs with CameroonTimberExport? Use the contact form on our website for a free quote or call us (+237 655119522) or send an email ( detailing your wood requirements. You can also visit our shop located at 1310 Avenue De Gaulle BP 2667 Douala Cameroon (Douala).

Timber in Douala Port – Wood Export Business is Growing in Port of Douala

Timber in Douala Port
Timber in Douala Port

Douala is a coastal city located on the shores of the Wouri river in southwest Cameroon. It’s the economic capital of the country and also the largest city by both by population and area.

Among other things, Douala is famous for its seaport, officially called the Port of Douala, which happens to be a major commercial center in the country. A major part of the country’s exports, including timber export, is conveyed through the Douala seaport.

Timber in Douala Port is a growing business, with a number of prominent timber exporters delivering quality native wood species to buyers all around the world. Most of Cameroon’s local wood suppliers, as well as many from neighboring countries, use this Douala Port for timber export all over the world.

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Most of Cameroon’s local wood suppliers, as well as many from neighboring countries, use this Douala Port for timber export all over the world.

The port of Douala is said to have a prominent role in growing the timber export business in the country and the African continent. It also said to be a major fishing destination in the city, giving a boost to the fishing industry of Cameroon.

Besides timber export, the Douala port is also a major hub to the country’s international trade, including export and import, of cargoes of gasoline, fruits, bauxite, oil, metals, cocoa, among other things.

Being one of the largest seaports in Cameroon, Douala Port Wood Export is used for most of the country’s global trade. It has facilities to host a significant number of cargoes of different sizes, making it a perfect choice of big players like Timber in Douala Port exporters.

Read More: Types Of Wood

As a major industrial center of Africa, Port of Douala also hosts a number of world-famous businesses, including factories producing soap, glass, plastic, palm oil, paper goods, etc. The port has a ship repairing and maintenance facility as well.

Timber in Douala Port for Export Business Cameroon

Timber export is one of the biggest industries and commercial sectors in Cameroon because of the high availability of good quality natural wood, timber, hardwood, softwood and wood logs.

Also Read: Difference Between Hardwood And Softwood

The Port of Douala, being a major international trade center of the country, plays a significant role in the growth of the timber industry. Most of the timber suppliers in and around the country use Douala Port Wood Export services for customers and businesses worldwide.

The port makes it easier as well as affordable for Cameroon timber manufacturers and exporters to supply their top quality timber to businesses around the world and drive the economic growth of the country.

Many exporters of sawn Timber in Douala Port Wood Export industry, including CameroonTimberExport, use this port to ship their cargoes throughout the world.

Without the Port of Douala, it would have been nearly impossible for local wood suppliers in Cameroon to supply their wood to other cities, let alone other countries.

Thanks to the Douala Port, we at Cameroon Timber Export, are able to export our top quality Africa wood species to our clients all over the world, including countries like Vietnam, UAE, Canada, and others.

Top 10 Unique Woods That Only Available in Cameroon To Buy

10 Unique Woods That Only Available in Cameroon To Buy
10 Unique Woods That Only Available in Cameroon To Buy

When buying or importing timber wood, one needs to keep a few things in mind in order to buy wood that you actually need.

At Cameroontimberexport, we export a wide variety of wood species in two major forms – sawn timber and round logs.

Read More: Types Of Wood Species

While timber is mainly used for decking, flooring, roofing, and furniture manufacturing projects, the use of round wood logs is not limited as it can be shaped in any form or used for multiple purposes.

Depending on your uses and purpose, you can now import or buy a wide range of Africa wood species with Cameroontimberexport.

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Not sure which wood species is the best for you? We make the job easier for you by describing here the different varieties of wood along with uses.

Buy Wood Cameroon – Which African Wood Species is best for you?


Also known as Ekki, grows in West Africa, dark red or violet-brown in color

Primary uses: This wood is perfect for the construction of bridges, decking, boatbuilding, and flooring.


Mainly found in Equatorial Africa, this is a dark red color heartwood.

It is commonly used for building fine furniture, veneer, turnings, inlays, cabinetry, and other such things. The use of Bubinga wood slabs is also seen for building tabletops.


Commonly known as Afrzelia, this hardwood mainly grows in Africa and Southeast Asia. It is red-brown in color and suitable to be used for making furniture, flooring, boatbuilding, cabinetry, docks, veneer and other exterior construction.


Iroko is a native to Tropical Africa. The wood is yellow to medium brown in color and no known odor. It is suitable for use in furniture making, boat building, veneer, cabinetry, and turned items.


Commonly known as African Pearwood, this wood is extracted from trees that are native to Equatorial Africa. It is red-brown in color and used mainly for veneering, making fine furniture, turned objects, cabinetry, and other similar items.


It is an economic species which grows mainly in Central and Western Africa. The main uses of this wood include furniture making, bot building, veneering, flooring, exterior construction, cabinet making, and more. It is also suitable for millwork.


African Padouk or Padauk is a wood species, the distribution of which is limited to Central and Western Africa, It is dark brown-red in color and has a number of possible uses including flooring, veneering, furniture making, musical instruments, and other small wood objects


Sapelli, also commonly known as Sapele, is a native tree to Tropical Africa. It is dark red-brown in color and has a moderate to high durability, which makes it suitable for use in making plywood, furniture, flooring, cabinetry, turned objects, veneer, and musical instruments.


Sipo, or Utile, is a wood species grown in West and Central Africa. It is red-brown in color and has moderate durability. The common uses include, but are not limited to, boatbuilding, furniture making, veneering, flooring, etc.


Teak is mainly grown on plantations throughout Africa. It is medium brown in color.

Due to very high durability, teak is considered a premium wood option for decking, furniture making, boatbuilding, turnings, veneering, and exterior construction.

You can buy wood, including all these species, and some more, with Cameroontimberexport. If you have any questions related to buying wood or choosing the right option, feel free to contact us.