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Obeche

Triplochiton Scleroxylon

Sterculiaceae - The Stericulia Or Cacao Famil

Other Common Name(s):

Abachi, African Maple, African Primavera, African Whitewood, Arare, Arere, Ayous, Ayus, Bush Maple, M'bado, Okpo, Samba, Samba Ou Ayous, Soft Satinwood, Wawa

Imported Hardwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use:

Interior Use Only

Uses:

Cabinets, Furniture, Interior Trim, Mouldings, Millwork

Distribution:

The tree grows in West Africa, especially Nigeria, Ghana, and Ivory Coast.

General Description

Obeche is nearly white to pale straw color with very little distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The grain is interlocked, with a coarse to fine but even texture.

Price Range: ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive)

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Working Properties

Machining:
Well
Nailing:
Poor
Glueing:
Good
Screwing:
Poor
Finishing:
Good

Physical Properties

Weight (lbs/BF):
2.1
Specific Gravity:
0.32 - 0.38
Modulus of Rupture (psi):
5,100 - 7,400
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi):
720 - 860
Side Hardness (lbs):
430

Additional Information

While it accepts nails and screws easily, they hold poorly. Gluing is reports to be a better option for jointed work. It is often used as a substitute for Basswood, Eastern Pines, or Poplar. The wood should not be used where strength is critical.

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