Affordable quality timber
Exotic Makha wood does not require treatment prior to usage in permanent humid conditions or in places where insects are abundant. It can compare to high grade timbers like teak or merbau and is used for carpentry, canoes, house building, panelling, parquet floors, doors, frames stairs and many types of furniture and kitchen utensils.
Beautiful grain effect
Compared to both Mahogany and Teak for its favorable appearance, durability, and stability. For smaller projects, highly figured pieces of exotic Makha are popular for a stunning, almost three-dimensional grain effect.
Flour can be made out of its seeds and leaves can be cooked.
Botanical Name: Afzelia pachyloba
Other Common Names: Pau conta, Afzelia, N’kokongo, M’banga, N’kokongo, Azodau, N`kokongo, Doussie, M`banga, N`kokongo, Uvala, Bolengu, Chanfuta, Afzelia, Mkora, Mbembakofi, Kpendei, Lingue, Chanfuta, Apa, Aligna, Mussacossa, Chanfuta, Pauconta, Papao, Doussie
Native to West and Central Africa, from Guinea to Angola. Also found in Southeast Asia.
Tree Size: 85-130 ft (26-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 50 lbs/ft3 (805 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness: 1,810 lbf (8,050 N)
Durability: 50 years
Price & Sizes upon request.
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