|BOTANICAL NAMES||Antiaris africana.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Moracea.|
|GROWTH AREA||This tree grows below the ground of tropical area of the West Africa.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||Green 600 kg/m³ – Dried 450 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES||Sapwood and heartwood are slightly distinguished;
The sapwood has a whitish color that tends to darken over time.
It has a medium texture and an interlocked fibre.
The Ako is susceptible to insect and fungal attack, so it is recommended to treat it before.
|DRYING METHOD||The artificial drying must be processed very slowly and carefully to avoid splitting, warping and internal stains.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING||Ako is a wood used to make cheap furniture, packaging, planks and frames.|
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