Dibetou!
From Western Africa and similar in appearance to Mahogany or Sapele, this unique species often has beautiful ribbon striping. Warm caramel brown color & lustrous , iridescent honey tones combine with easy workability to make this an excellent choice for many applications. Turning, gluing and finishing are easy with this wood! The grain structure is typically interlocked and the scent is similar to Cedar. Also known as African Walnut, the scientific name of this material is Lovoa trichilioides. The specific gravity is .45 to .54. Rarely seen on the US market in lumber form, this is an unusual opportunity to obtain this beautiful material. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides, this immaculate material is ready to use in your fine projects! The ribbon figure that exists in most pieces is caused from interlocked grain in quarter sawn boards. With workability like a Mahogany, this is a species that can’t go wrong!

 

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