Other names: Baku, Abacu, Okolla, Douka

Botanical name: Tieghemella heckelii

Density: Green 840 - 1,025 kg/m3

     Seasoned 690 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Durable

Grain: Straight / Slightly Interlocked

Texture: Fine / Medium

Heartwood: pinkish brown - dark red / brown

Sapwood: Whitish - pale pink clearly distinguishable

Sawing: Easy

Drying: Slow - Medium

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Not difficult

Wood bending: Moderate

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good pre-boring necessary

Finishing: Good but filling necessary

End uses: Interior & exterior joinery, Domestic flooring, Marine plywood, Furniture & cabinate work