Africa is known for its lush green forests and jungles expanded throughout the country. It also happens to be one of the biggest producers and exporters of industry-grade timber.
We, at CameroomTimberExport, are committed to bringing you the best quality timber, lumber and logs from over 20 wood varieties found in Africa and with delivery to all over the world.
Also Read: Types Of Wood In Cameroon
Today, we will talk about the 7 major types of timber wood found in our forests and supplies by CameroomTimberExport, along with their qualities (specifications) and uses.
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7 Major Types Of Wood Timber
Bubinga is a 130-15- ft tree which primarily grows in Equatorial Africa.
Specs: 130-150 ft tall, 3-6 ft trunk diameter, 56 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, pink-red to a red-brown color, straight to interlocked grains, moderately to very high rot resistance
Uses: Being easy to work with, it is mainly used for constructing inlays, cabinetry, veneer, turning, furniture, tabletops and other specialty items.
The distribution is limited to tropical Africa.
Specs: 100-130 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter, 41 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, yellow to medium brown color, large to very large pores, medium to coarse texture, interlocked grain, highly durable and resistant
Uses: Making of flooring, furniture, veneer, cabinetry, turned items, and boatbuilding.
It mainly grows in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Specs: 80-120 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter, 50 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, reddish-brown (heartwood) or yellowish-white (sapwood) in color, interlocked grain, diffuse-porous, very durable.
Uses: construction and exterior millwork, cabinetry, furniture, boatbuilding, veneer, turned objects, flooring, docks, inlays, etc.
Sapelli, or Sapele, primarily grows in tropical Africa.
Specs: 100-150 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter, 42 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, golden to dark brown color, interlocked grain, diffuse-porous, moderately to very high decay resistance, cedar-like scent
Uses: Manufacturing of plywood, veneer, furniture, flooring, cabinetry, musical instruments, turned objects, and boatbuilding.
Also known as African pearwood, it grows mainly in equatorial Africa.
Specs: 165-200 ft tall, 5-8 ft trunk diameter, 54 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, pink-brown to reddish-brown color, straight to wavy grain, diffuse-porous, very durable, no odor
Uses: veneer, fine furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, and specialty items
Sipo, or Utile, is grown in West and Central Africa.
Specs: 150-200 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter, 40 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, medium reddish-brown color, interlocked grain, diffuse-porous, moderately durable, cedar-like scent
Uses: veneer, furniture, flooring, cabinetry, turned objects, and boatbuilding
Also known as African Padauk, it grows in Central and tropical West Africa
Specs: 100-130 ft tall, 2-4 ft trunk diameter, 47 lbs/ft3 avg dried weight, pink-orange to brown-red in color, straight grain, diffuse-porous, excellent decay resistance (high durability), faint odor
Uses: veneer, furniture, flooring, musical instruments, turned objects, and tool handles.
Besides the above-mentioned ones, there are multiple other types of timber wood, such as Zingana, Okan, Bilinga, Okume, Azobe, etc., that you can purchase with us at CameroomTimberExport. We provide delivery to Europe, the Middle East and multiple other countries all over the world.