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Idigbo

Idigbo's heartwood is pale yellow-brown.

Idigbo's heartwood is pale yellow-brown, showing a zonal figure originating in the growth rings - like plain oak - and sometimes with a light pinkish cast. The grain is straight to slightly irregular or interlocked. The texture is medium to fairly coarse and uneven.

Other Names
Black afara (Nigeria); bajii, bajee (Sierra Leone).
Physical Properties
Idigbo's heartwood is pale yellow-brown, showing a zonal figure originating in the growth rings – like plain oak – and sometimes with a light pinkish cast. The grain is straight to slightly irregular or interlocked. The texture is medium to fairly coarse and uneven.
Main Uses
Used in furniture and high-class joinery for interior and exterior work, and general carpentry and joinery and construction work. Rotary cut material is used for plywood manufacture and sliced for decorative veneers for panelling. It should not be used in damp conditions due to natural staining properties if in contact with iron compounds.
Properties
The heartwood is durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatment; the sapwood is moderately resistant.
Other Info
The timber dries rapidly and well with little checking or distortion. It is very stable with only small movement in service.