types of softwood

5 Most Common Types of Softwood Lumber For Woodworking

June 11, 2021

Softwood is a wood product that is derived from trees and used in a variety of projects, including construction and furniture making. Contrary to the name, softwood is not always soft, but it’s usually lighter than hardwood. Because of its easy availability and cheaper price than hardwood, softwood is the most common wood used in …

teak wood properties

Teak Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

May 31, 2021

Teak is one of the most popular premium hardwood species in the world. It’s a tropical hardwood that belongs to the family Lamiaceae. Also known by its scientific name, Tectona grandis, teak trees commonly grow in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Due to its rare availability and extensive growth time (takes about …

types of wood in Cameroon

What All Types Of Wood Are Found In Cameroon?

May 27, 2021

Cameroon is a country in Central Africa that is known for its dense forests and varied wildlife. With forest lands expanding in around 18.8 million hectares of area, Cameroon hosts Africa’s biggest forest range. Around 40% of the country is covered by dense forests, which make Cameroon a popular choice for premium quality natural wood. …

sapele wood

Sapele Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

May 25, 2021

Sapele was not so popular until the governments worldwide put an outright ban on the commercial exploitation of Mahogany, which is one of the world’s most popular and rare timber species. Not only Sapele is similar to Mahogany in terms of properties like color, strength, etc. but also it’s much cheaper and readily available, which …

types of pine wood

Different Types of Pine Wood & Its Uses

May 19, 2021

Pine is a softwood that comes in a number of variants with different colors and other core features. As a softwood, Pine wood is flexible but also durable. It is often used as a less expensive variant to timbers such as teak, which is one of the costliest woods for furniture making. If you are …

pine wood properties and uses

Pine Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

May 17, 2021

Pine is a softwood commonly imported from Northern, central and eastern Europe. Pine timber is widely used across a variety of woodworking projects, including furniture making, interior finishing, building & construction, panelling, among others. If you are looking to buy top quality pine wood timber, it helps to first know about the basic properties of …

iroko wood properties and uses

Iroko Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

April 23, 2021

Iroko is a hardwood commonly used for cabinetmaking and panelling. It’s quite durable, which makes it a perfect timber for most woodworking projects. Iroko is sometimes used as a cheaper alternative to teak because of similarities in features and colour and is also commonly called African teak. If you are a woodworker looking to know …

timber sales guide

Timber Sales Guide for Landowners: How to Get the Best Price for Your Timber

March 31, 2021

So, you are done growing timber on your land and are now ready to reap the rewards of years of hard work. But, how do you ensure to get the best or value for your timber sales? Having a brief knowledge of the timber sale process might help. We at CameroonTimberExportSarl help new timber businesses …

timber harvesting process

How Timber Harvesting Process Takes Place at Cameroontimberexportsarl

March 24, 2021

Many people who are not aware of the timber harvesting process might have questions like how is harvesting done or what people are involved in the process and how is timber valued for harvesting, etc. We’ll try to answer some of these questions here. At CameroonTimberExportSarl, we use an advanced harvesting process that leaves our …

key reasons for increasing lumber prices

Why Are Lumber Prices Increasing Constantly? Where to Buy Timber Cheap?

March 19, 2021

As a woodworker or regular buyer of timber/lumber, you must have noticed that lumber prices are constantly increasing. In fact, the price of timber in some regions has nearly doubled in the past couple of years. One obvious reason for this is the depleting supply of wood (forest strength) in most parts of the world. …