Dabema

Heartwood light to golden brown, grayish to pale straw, distinct. Texture coarse; grain broadly interlocked producing an attractive ribbon figure; moderate luster; unpleasant odor when freshly cut and may return if timber is rewetted; sawdust may irritate skin and mucous membranes; may stain if in contact with iron under moist conditions.

Overview

Dabema has yellowish brown streaky heartwood. Its sapwood is pale and has a coarse interlocked grain. It smells when wet. Therefore it needs extra care in drying to avoid distortion. For some commercial purposes it is regarded as an alternative to Iroko.

Available Thickness:
1", 2".

Price*: $$$$$

Working Properties

Works well, blunting of tooth edges most pronounced in sawing, cutting angle of 15 degrees is suggested for planning knives to minimize tearing of interlocked grain, nailing and gluing satisfactory, moderate wood- bending characteristics.

Durability

Heartwood is rated as durable, reported to be resistant to termite attack in West Africa but only moderately so in South Africa.
* Relative price within product category

Main Uses

Used in Heavy Construction, Decking and Flooring.

Decking
Flooring
Furniture
Pergolas & Fencing
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing
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