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Inventory - Species:
Triplochiton Scleroxylon
Available in:
(select desired thickness)

Origin: Also known as Obeche or African Whitewood, Ayous is found primarily in the West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Color: Generally, the heartwood and sapwood of Ayous is not clearly defined from one another. The color can range from a pale straw-like color to a yellow-brown to a creamy white-yellow.

Janka Hardness: 430 (soft) Similiar to Basswood.

Decay and Weather Resistance: Both the heartwood and sapwood of Ayous is not resistant to termite or other insect attacks and is susceptible to fungi attack. It is also not resistant to decay.

Workability: Rated as an easy to work with wood; Ayous glues and nails easily and works well with stain. It is generally good for carving, but too soft for hand-turning

Uses: Ayous is commonly used in boat building, cabinet making, veneer, moulding, and furniture.


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We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.


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