Lumber and panels produced in Africa.
Durable to moderately durable regarding decay resistance, resistant to termite attack. Excellent weathering characteristics. Easy to work with both hand and machine tools.
Very durable, and resistant to both rot and insect attack. Generally easy to work, with the exception of its interlocked grain, which may cause some tearout during surfacing operations.
Rated as moderately durable and moderate to poor insect/borer resistance. Easy to work, glue, and finish. Tearout can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked.
Rated as non-durable and has poor insect resistance. High silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Planing and shaping may produce tearout or fuzzy surfaces. Glues and finishes well.
Moderately durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance. Moderate insect/borer resistance.
Can be troublesome to work in some machining operations. It has a slight blunting effect on cutters, but it turns, glues, and finishes well.
Moderately durable to durable, with mixed reports on insect resistance. Sipo can be troublesome to work in some machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
Very durable and resistant to termite attack. Can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. Blunts tool edges. Sands unevenly due to differences in density between light and dark areas.
Durable and resistant to insect damage. The wood saws well, but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain. Tearout is common. It glues and finishes well.
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