• BOTANICAL NAME Clorophora excelsa Benth & Hoof, Clorophora regia A. Chev
  • OTHER NAMES Teca African
  • GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN Central Africa, Occidental and Oriental
  • FAMILY Moráceas
  • DESCRIPTION OF WOODSapwood: Yellowish white – Heartwood: Yellowish brown which makes a reddish brown with light – Fiber: Straight, with frequency slightly interwoven – Grain: Means to suffice

Characteristics and mechanical behavior

Apparent density to 12% degrees of humidity: 650 kg/m3. It is an HARDWOOD.

Is considered a wood estable with a 0,36% of coefficient of contracción volumétrico, and without trend to atejar or abarquillarse. It goes through to be a wood semidura and very durable in front of the attack of funguses, termitas, etc…

  • Sawed Regular in the case that this calcareous deposits or fiber-crossed
  • Screwed Good
  • Toothbrushing Regulate, angle recommended of 15º
  • Molded Good
  • Turning Good
  • Polishing Fair to good
  • Coating Good
  • Glued Good

Main uses and applications

  • Parquets and dais
  • Outdoor furniture: parks, gardens and another urban furniture.
  • Carpentry of inner: doors, staircases, coatings, moldings, skirting, friezes, dais
  • Carpentry of exterior
  • Carpentry to arm, generally. It does not present excessive problems to the mechanization
  • Naval building