Izombé

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Name: AKE
Family: OCHNACEAE
Scientific names: TESTULEA GABONENSIS
Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Reference color: yellow brown

Sapwood: not very distinct
Grain: fine Grain:
straight or counter-grain
Counter-grain: light

Brown to orange-yellow wood.

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PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

These properties can vary significantly depending on the origin and growing conditions of the wood.

  • Density *: 0.72
  • Monnin hardness *: 5.2
  • Coef. Volume shrinkage: 0.48%
  • Stability in service: stable
  • Total radial shrinkage: 4.0%
  • Fiber saturation point: 25%
  • Total tangential shrinkage: 7.0%

(*: 12% humidity)

NATURAL DURABILITY AND IMPREGNABILITY OF WOOD

  • Mushrooms: cl 2 – durable
  • Dry wood insects: durable heartwood but indistinct sapwood
  • Termites: class D – durable
  • Impregnability: 3 – slightly impregnable
  • Biological risk class: 3 – out of contact with the ground, not sheltered

The possible presence of poorly differentiated sapwood in the flows may influence the expected durability.

SAWING AND MACHINING

  • Blunting effect: normal
  • Teeth for sawing: ordinary or alloy steel
  • Machining tools: ordinary

Possible difficulties in planing due to the counter grain.

ASSEMBLY

  • Nailing – Screwing: good hold
  • Gluing: correct

Pilot holes sometimes necessary in particular for small dimensions

USES

Use this wood at a humidity level lower than that generally recommended for the intended use.

  • furniture
  • interior and exterior carpentry
  • paneling
  • shipbuilding
  • parquet
  • vehicle or container bottom
  • stairs
  • turned items
  • molding
  • sculpture

Main known uses to be validated by implementation in accordance with the rules of the art. Important note: some uses are mentioned for information.

Source: CIRAD – ATIBT

REACTION TO FIRE

  • French conventional classification: thickness> 14 mm: M.3 (moderately flammable) thickness <14 mm: M.4 (easily flammable)
  • classification according to euroclasses: D s2 d0 This default classification concerns solid woods meeting the requirements of standard NF EN 14081-1 appendix C (May 2006), used in vertical walls. Namely structural wood, classified, with a minimum average density of 0.35 and a minimum thickness of 22 mm.
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