Types of Hardwood and Their Uses:

Hardwood > Uses

The hardwoods we stock include West African Mahogany, Utile, American White Oak and Meranti, which can be seen in the table below. Other hardwoods listed below can be obtained by special request. All hardwoods we stock, apart from Meranti, are kept in a sawn state that can be planed on request through our milling service.

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  NORMAL USES  
             

(Alternative names used in the UK are shown in italics)

ASH, American
 
 
 
Straight grain, texture coarse.
BEECH, White European (steamed & unsteamed)
Fagus Sylvatica
 
 
Close grained, particularly stable and a popular hardwood.
IDIGBO
Framiré, Emeri
 
Particularly stable. Damp contact with unprotected iron should be avoided.
IROKO
Mvule, Odum
Very resistant to decay. High strength.
KERUING
Gurjun, Yang
 
Tendency to exude resin.
MAHOGANY, African
Khaya
An attractive and long established red wood.
MERANTI, dark red
SERAYA,
dark red
LAUAN,
red
Uniform grain.
MERANTI, light red
SERAYA,
light red
LAUAN,
white
Uniform grain.
OAK, American red
 
 
Excellent bending properties.
OAK, American white
 
 
One of the most popular light hardwoods.
OBECHE
Ayous, Wawa, Samba
 
 
 
Particularly stable.
SAPELE,
Aboudikrou, Adoudikra
Pronounced stripe when quarter sawn.
TEAK
Particularly stable.Very resistant todecay and chemical attack. Pleasing colour variations.
UTILE
Sipo
One of the most popular hardwoods.
WALNUT, American Black walnut
 
 
 
Highly decorative appearance.

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