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Wood Properties of Avodire

Avodire Alternative Name 1
Agba

Avodire Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Avodire Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Avodire Availability of Wood
Adequate

Avodire Available As Lumber
Yes

Avodire Available as Veneer
Yes

Avodire Available only in small sizes
Yes

Avodire Bending Strength
Moderate

Avodire Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Avodire Botanical Name
Turraeanthus africanus

Avodire Carving
Good, easy to carve

Avodire Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Avodire Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Avodire Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Avodire Crushing Strength
Moderate

Avodire Decorative Figure
Yes

Avodire Density
Moderate

Avodire Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Avodire Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Avodire Gluing
Good

Avodire Grain
Mostly Straight

Avodire Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Avodire Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Avodire Hand Tooling
Average

Avodire Hardness
Average

Avodire Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Avodire Harmful Properties
May cause nosebleeds, internal bleeding, dermatological problems

Avodire Interlocked Grain
Yes

Avodire Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Avodire Machine Tools
Average

Avodire Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Avodire Movement after drying
Low

Avodire Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Avodire Nailing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot hole

Avodire Natural Durability
Non-durable

Avodire Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Avodire Painting
Fair

Avodire Planing
Fair

Avodire Polishing
Good

Avodire Pounds per cubic foot maximum
33

Avodire Pounds per cubic foot minimum
33

Avodire Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Avodire Sanding
Good

Avodire Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Avodire Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Avodire Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Avodire Shaping
Very Good

Avodire Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Avodire Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Avodire Specific Gravity
High

Avodire Specific Gravity maximum
.55

Avodire Specific Gravity minimum
.55

Avodire Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Avodire Steam Bending
Poor

Avodire Stiffness
Moderate

Avodire Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Avodire Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Avodire Toughness
Low

Avodire Turning
Fair to Average

Avodire Weight
Moderate

Avodire Wood Defects
Cup, knots loosen or split, ring check, twist, warp

Avodire Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Avodire Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Avodire Use for Carving
no

Avodire Use for Cooperage
no

Avodire Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Avodire Use for Flooring
no

Avodire Use for Furniture
YES

Avodire Use for Handles
no

Avodire Use for Heavy Construction
no

Avodire Use for Inlay
no

Avodire Use for Interior Finish
no

Avodire Use for Light Construction
no

Avodire Use for Marine Applications
no

Avodire Use for Marquetry
YES

Avodire Use for Millwork
YES

Avodire Use for Models and Patterns
no

Avodire Use for Musical Instruments
no

Avodire Use for Novelties
no

Avodire Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Avodire Use for Shingles
no

Avodire Use for Sports Equipment
no

Avodire Use for Turnery
no

Avodire Use for Woodenware
no





     
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