10 Best Wood For Construction Uses

Wood as always been one of the most popular construction materials, besides stone and bricks. Not just in modern times, but since a very long time ago, wood is being used by people for building houses, doors, floors and many other things.

Both hardwood and softwood types of wood are used for construction purposes. Depending on the areas, cedar, teak, tali, pine and oak are some of the most used wood species for constructing house frames.

In this article, we will talk about the 10 best African wood species that are best for construction.

1. Iroko
Iroko is a popular hardwood which mostly grows on the west coast of Africa. Iroko trees can grow for as long as up to 500 years. Also sometimes known as African teak.

Iroko is used primarily for building domestic flooring, boats, furniture, and that’s why it becomes one of the best wood for construction uses.

Construction Use: Flooring, furniture, boats

Iroko wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Iroko timber and Iroko wood logs at the best prices.

2. Doussie
Doussie is a heartwood of red-brown color. It is one of the most durable woods and is suitable for almost all kinds of uses and purposes. However, its interlocked gains make it somewhat difficult to work with.

Common uses: include the construction of flooring, cabinetry, furniture-making, boat-building, etc.

Construction Use: Flooring, furniture, cabinetry, docks, boats, turned objects

Doussie wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Doussie Sawn timber and Doussie wood logs at the best prices.

3. Sapelli
Also sometimes known as Sapele, Sapelli or sapele mahogany is named after the city of Sapele in Nigeria. Sapelli trees are usually small in height and do not usually grow more than 45 m.

Being a part of the same family as mahogany, Sapelli has similar uses, mainly in the construction of furniture, boats, floors, etc.

Construction Use: Luxury flooring, furniture, joinery, veneer, boat building, etc.

Sapelli wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Sapelli Sawn timber and Sapelli wood logs at the best prices.

4. Bubinga
Bubinga is a native wood of Africa and is generally called African rosewood. The Bubinga lumber is kind of difficult milling by hand, so is not generally used for flooring.

Construction Use: Paneling, furniture making, veneer work

Bubinga wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Bubinga Sawn timber and Bubinga wood logs at the best prices.

5. Azobe
Azobe is one of the most used wood species for heavy construction because of its hardwood characteristics. It is commonly found in West Africa.

Construction Use: Heavy construction work, including heavy-duty flooring, harbor construction, and building railroad crossties.

Azobe wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Azobe Sawn timber and Azobe wood logs at the best prices.

6. Padouk
Padouk (Padauk) is highly durable and stable wood having high strength and resistant to rot, termite and insect attacks. Its texture is usually open and coarse.

Construction Use: Doors, plywoods, yachts, etc

Padouk wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Padouk Sawn timber and Padouk wood logs at the best prices.

7. Tali
Tali is a yellow-brown heartwood having highly interlocked grains. It originates from Central and West Africa and is primarily used for exterior construction.

Construction Use: flooring, construction of bridges, joinery, railway sleepers, marine construction, dock work, etc.

Tali wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Tali Sawn timber and Tali wood logs at the best prices.

8. Pachyloba
Pachyloba is a good-looking wood which is also very durable and stable. It is known for its three-dimensional grain effect. It is moderately resistant to insects and termites.

Construction Use: Furniture, cabinetry, indoor construction, docks, etc.

9. Ayous
Ayous is available in sapwood and heartwood forms, where the distinction is usually difficult.

Construction Use: Interior panelling, veneer for plywood, boxes & crates, joinery, etc.

10. Teak
Teak is one of the famous woods for construction. It is a hardwood with high oil content and tensile strength, making it very durable. Being highly resistant to moisture, the wood is ideal for all types of outdoor construction work.

Construction Use: Outdoor furniture, doors, etc.

Teak wood is used in both log and lumber/timber formats. We at Cameroontimberexport sell Teak Sawn timber and Teak wood logs at the best prices.