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Obeche

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Species Description: Wood Species

Obeche comes from Tropical West Africa.  Its bending, crushing, stiffness and resistance to load classifications are very low. However, it is very easy to work with hand or machine tools, with only a slight blunting effect on edges. An excellent finish requires only a light filling.

Uses

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: plywood, carving, furniture.

Comments: Used extensively where durability and strength are unimportant, such as cabinet framing, drawer sides and model making. Also used for decorative and backing veneers.

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Botanical Name

Triplochiton scleroxylon

Other Names

Obeche

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Dry Weight - LB/FT3

24

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

380

Janka Hardness - LBF

430

Janka Hardness - N

1910

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