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Wood Properties of Obeche

Obeche Amount of Figure
Low

Obeche Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Obeche Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Obeche Available As Lumber
Yes

Obeche Available as Veneer
Yes

Obeche Available only in small sizes
No

Obeche Bending Strength
Low

Obeche Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Obeche Botanical Name
Triplochiton scleroxylon

Obeche Carving
Good, easy to carve

Obeche Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Obeche Color of Wood
Creamy White

Obeche Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Obeche Crushing Strength
Low

Obeche Decorative Figure
No

Obeche Density
Low

Obeche Drilling
Good

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

Obeche Gluing
Good

Obeche Grain
Mostly Straight

Obeche Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Obeche Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Obeche Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Obeche Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Obeche Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Obeche Harmful Properties
May cause respiratory problems

Obeche Interlocked Grain
Yes

Obeche Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Obeche Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Obeche Mortising
Good

Obeche Movement after drying
Low

Obeche Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

Obeche Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Obeche Natural Durability
Non-durable

Obeche Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Obeche Painting
Fair

Obeche Planing
Fair

Obeche Polishing
Good

Obeche Pounds per cubic foot maximum
24

Obeche Pounds per cubic foot minimum
24

Obeche Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Obeche Sanding
Good

Obeche Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Obeche Screw Holding
Fair - Screws are fairly easy to pull out

Obeche Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Obeche Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Obeche Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Obeche Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Obeche Specific Gravity
Low

Obeche Specific Gravity maximum
.38

Obeche Specific Gravity minimum
.38

Obeche Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Obeche Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Obeche Stiffness
Very low

Obeche Surface Preparation for Finishing
Yes

Obeche Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Obeche Toughness
Low

Obeche Turning
Rather poor

Obeche Weight
Light

Obeche Wood Defects
Knots loosen or split, stain, warp

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

Obeche Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Obeche Use for Carving
no

Obeche Use for Cooperage
no

Obeche Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Obeche Use for Flooring
no

Obeche Use for Furniture
no

Obeche Use for Handles
no

Obeche Use for Heavy Construction
no

Obeche Use for Inlay
no

Obeche Use for Interior Finish
no

Obeche Use for Light Construction
no

Obeche Use for Marine Applications
no

Obeche Use for Marquetry
YES

Obeche Use for Millwork
YES

Obeche Use for Models and Patterns
YES

Obeche Use for Musical Instruments
no

Obeche Use for Novelties
no

Obeche Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Obeche Use for Shingles
no

Obeche Use for Sports Equipment
no

Obeche Use for Turnery
no

Obeche Use for Woodenware
no





     
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