Top 10 Unique African Wood Types 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 african wood species in two major forms – sawn timber and round logs.

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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 Cameroon Wood – 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 Cameroon 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.