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KD Idigbo Idigbo (also known as African teak or Core veneer) is a type of hardwood tree that is native to tropical West Africa. It belongs to the Meliaceae family and its scientific name is Terminalia ivorensis. The tree can grow up to 60 metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 2 metres, and has a straight bole that is clear of branches for up to 30 metres. The wood is pale yellow or light brown in colour, with a fine and even texture. Idigbo is a popular choice for construction, joinery, and furniture making due to its strength, durability, and workability. It is also used for boatbuilding and flooring. The wood is easy to work with both hand and machine tools, and can be glued, nailed, screwed, and finished with ease. It is also resistant to decay and insect attack, which makes it ideal for outdoor applications. Idigbo is a sustainable timber source, with forests being managed for selective harvesting to ensure future growth. The wood is also readily available and affordable, which makes it a popular choice for both commercial and domestic applications. The high acid content can react with finishes and cause corrosion in contact with metal, and it Idigbo can be resistant to finishes and preservative treatments.
Category Hardwoods / African Far Eastern Hardwoods Botanitcal Name Terminalia Ivorensis Origin African Uses Furniture making, high class joinery, interior and exterior carpentry, joinery and construction
Density 560 kg/m3 *Density can vary 20% or more* Colour Pale Yellow / Brown, sometimes pinkish cast Grain Straight to slightly irregular Texture Medium to fairly coarse