African Beech

Faurea Saligna by its Latin name, is from the Proteaceae family and also known as Beechwood, Beukenhout, Boekenhout, Bwonget, Garahongwe, Gurahunwa, Isidwadwa, Kapfutsa, Kikeriai, Maiyokwa, Markwa, Mokwa, Mosambonet, Moyokwo, Muanjati, Muargua, Muikuni, Muonyela, Murango, Murere, Musasati, Muserigeta, Musesetu, Mushangwa, Mususina, Mutoroswa, Mutos, Mutsatsati, Muzuchai, Naknahi, Narrow-leaved beukenhout, Natakoe, Nkoma, Ol-bugui, Rooi Boekenhout, Rooiboekenhout, Siriki, Transvaal boekenhout, Tsatsai and Wetsiyar Biri.

Region

Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland and Tanzania.

Qualities

Polishes well. It is easy to work and is not attacked by borer or termites.

Density

769kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The wood is strong, durable and a medium weight in can be brittle dependent on the grain direction. Sapwood is a pale yellow and heartwood a reddish to dark brown.

Uses

Furniture, Cabinet Making, Internal Construction, Joinery, Doors, Wagons, Poles, Posts, Water Wheels, Paneling, Carvings, Chemical Derivatives, Doors, Flooring for Industrial or Commercial use with heavy traffic, Ladders, Light Construction, Piling, Plywood Corestock, Plywood, Railroad ties, Tables, Turnery, Vehicle Parts.