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  The following hardwood species grow in our almost two million hectares of forestry concessions in Cameroon, Central African Republic and Congo. We offer logs and lumber in these species from time to time to new customers. Please see our Logs and Lumber pages for details on dimensions, payment terms, minimum orders, etc.

Species Density in grams/cm3, according to The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Cameroon Density in kg/m3, according to The ATIBT (Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux) Cubic metres per 40-foot container Latin name Uses

Afrormosia
Afrormosia
1.10 1050-1200 18 Pericopsis elata Boatbuilding, decking, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, garden furniture, joinery.

Bete
Bete a.k.a. Mansonia
0.90 - 0.95 850 - 1000 22 Mansonia altissima Decorative veneer, high quality cabinet and furniture work, joinery, plywood, turnery.

Bibolo
Bibolo a.k.a. Dibetou, African Walnut or Tigerwood
0.53 450 - 580 34 Lovoa trichilioides or Lovoa klaineana Cabinetwork, furniture or furniture components, interior joinery, interior paneling, light carpentry, mouldings, seats, shop fittings, sliced veneer, turned goods, peeled veneer for face or back of plywood.

Bosse
Bosse
0.85 850 - 950 24 Guarea cedrata Boatbuilding, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, paneling, turnery.

Iatandza
Iatandza
0.60   34 Albizia ferruginea Blockboard, boxes and crates, bridges, cabinetwork, carpentry, flooring, framework, furniture or furniture components, joinery, plywood, panelling, stairs, turnery.

Iroko
Iroko
1.00 1000 - 1100 20 Chlorophora excelsa Boardwalks, boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decking, domestic flooring, furniture, garden furniture, joinery, piling and marine work, railroad crossties/sleepers, shop fittings, veneer.

Kossipo
Kossipo
0.90 850 - 950 23 Entandrophragma candollei Boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, plywood.

Mahogany Ivorensis
Mahogany Ivorensis a.k.a. African Mahogany, Ngollon, Khaya or Acajou d'Afrique
0.70 650 - 750 28 Khaya ivorensis Boatbuilding, cabinetwork, decking, flooring, furniture, joinery, paneling, plywood, shop fixtures, sidings, stairs, veneer, windows.

Monghinza
Monghinza
0.95 - 1.1 1100 - 1300 18 Manilkara fouilloyana Bridges, decking, hydraulic work, railway ties/sleepers.

Mukulungu
Mukulungu
0.94   22 Autranella congolensis Barrels and vats, bridges, exterior work, framework, heavy flooring, hydraulic work, interior stairs, poles, railway ties/sleepers, truck and container flooring, veneer.

Niove
Niove
0.8   25 Staudtia kamerunensis Boatbuilding, bridges, cabinetry, chairs, decking, flooring, furniture or furniture componants, hydraulic work, heavy framing, joinery, panelling, railways ties/sleepers, stairs, truck or container flooring, turnery, veneer.

Obeche
Obeche a.k.a. Ayous, Samba or Wawa
0.55 - 0.60 550 - 750 34 Triplochiton scleroxylon Artificial limbs, blockboard, boxes and crates, fibreboard, furniture components, joinery, millwork, particleboard, plywood.

Okan
Okan
1.05 - 1.10 1000 - 1100 18 Cylicodiscus gabunensis Beams, boardwalks, bridges, floating docks, heavy construction, heavy-duty decking and flooring, hydraulic works, marine piling and dockwork, pedestrian bridges, posts, railroad crossties/sleepers, truck flooring, wood foundations.

Padouk
Padouk
1.00 900 - 1000 20 Pterocarpus soyauxii Carvings, construction, decorative veneer, fancy turnery, fine joinery, flooring, tool and knife handles.

Sapele
Sapele
0.85 850 - 950 24 Entandrophragma cylindricum Decorative veneer, door faces, door frames flooring, framing, furniture and cabinetwork, joinery, paneling, plywood, window frames.

Sipo
Sipo a.k.a. Utile
0.80 850 - 950 25 Entandrophragma utile Boatbuilding, decorative veneer, furniture and cabinetwork, joinery, plywood, profiles, turnery.

Tali
Tali
0.80 920 25 Erythrophleum ivorense Beams, boardwalks, bridges, decking, flooring, framework, harbour and dockwork, heavy construction, pedestrian bridges, posts, railway crossties/sleepers, truck flooring, stairs.
 


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