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Moabi, which is found in Equatorial Africa, is a hardwood with pink-brown color that darkens with exposure and age. Its durability and rot resistance properties make Moabi or African Pearwood ideal for making decorative veneers. Buy Quality Moabi Sawn Timber at the lowest prices from African Forest Timber Ltd.

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Buy Wholesale Moabi Lumber

Moabi, which is found in Equatorial Africa, is a hardwood with pink-brown color that darkens with exposure and age. Its durability and rot resistance properties make Moabi or African Pearwood ideal for making decorative veneers. Buy Wholesale Moabi Lumber at the lowest prices from African Forest Timber Ltd. We also providing the exporting, supplying and wholesaling services. Send your purchase queries now by using the form below. Want to know more about the quality, Specification, Grade, Measurements about our Moabi timber, feel free to contact us right away.

Origin Africa
Prominent tradenames
Moabi
Ayap
African Pearwood
毒籽山榄
Commercial restrictions No commercial restriction

SPECIES RESUMÉ

The wood is pink brown to red brown more or less dark and finely veined. Satin like aspect on quartersawn. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is fine. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.87 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is fairly high to high (silica) and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Requires power. Sawdust can irritate mucous membranes. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Tends to split in nailing. Gluing is correct and requires care (dense wood). It dries slowly. Surface drying under cover. Kiln drying must be handled with care. It is recommended to dry until a low moisture content (10-12 %) because of its shrinkage. Buy Wholesale Moabi Lumber at the lowest prices from African Forest Timber Ltd

Moabi is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood). Due to its high specific gravity and high silica content, it naturally covers the biological hazard class 5 (end-uses in marine environment or in brackish water).

Moabi can be used for several applications such as: •

  • Interior: e.g. high class furniture, flooring, veneer, stairs, panelling, joinery, sliced veneer, sculpture, industrial or heavy flooring
  • Exterior: e.g. bridges, heavy carpentry, sleepers, joinery

Can be used as substitute for Makore (Tieghemella spp.).

References: CIRAD Forestry Department

SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RISK

FAMILY SAPOTACEAE (ANGIOSPERM) RISK
SCIENTIFIC NAME(S) SYNONYMOUS CITES: IUCN:
Baillonella toxisperma
Mimusops djave
Not listed VU

LOCAL AND COMMON NAME(S)

ATIBT Pilot Name
Moabi
Angola
Moabi
Cameroon
Ayap
Cameroon
Adjap
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Moabi
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Muamba Jaune
Equatorial Guinea
Adjap
Equatorial Guinea
Ayap
Gabon
M’foi
Gabon
Adza
Gabon
Oabé
Nigeria
Oko Uku
Republic of the Congo
Dimpampi
Republic of the Congo
Moabi
United Kingdom (UK)
African Pearwood
China
毒籽山榄

Nomenclature générale des bois tropicaux, 7e edition, 2016 – ATIBT

APPEARANCE

Grain Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain Slight
Sapwood Clearly demarcated
Texture Fine
Typical Color Red Brown

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Crushing Strength 74 MPa +/- 10
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC) 0.87 g/cm3 +/- 0.07
Stability Poorly stable
Static bending strength 143 MPa +/- 19

DURABILITY AND RESISTANCE

Dry Wood Borers Class D – Durable – sapwood demarcated
Fungi Class 1 – Very durable
Termites Class D – Durable
Treatability Class 4 – Not permeable

TYPICAL USE

Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Turned goods, Sculpture, Heavy carpentry, Rolling shutters, Interior panelling, Stairs (inside), Sliced veneer, Veneer for interior of plywood, Sleepers, Arched goods, Industrial or heavy flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground) Buy Wholesale Moabi Lumber at the lowest prices from African Forest Timber Ltd

Additional information

Lumber Options

Moabi Sawn Timber Customize, Moabi Sawn Timber Slabs, Moabi Sawn Timber Beams, Moabi Timber Logs, Moabi Timber Mix Request

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