Guibourtia ehie


BOTANICAL NAMES Guibourtia ehie.
ORIGINS FAMILY It belongs to the family of Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae.
GROWTH AREA Even if it has its origins in the Ivory Coast, it develops also with other essences throughout several humid forests in Ghana, Gabon, Nigeria and Cameron.
SPECIFIC WEIGHT Green 900 kg/m³ – Dried 700 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.
TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES Sapwood and heartwood are distinguished.
When the tree is green the sapwood appears whitish but it changes colour when seasoned, becoming grey.
Instead, the heartwood has some characteristics similar to the walnut but with light different nuances, that change from brown-yellow to brown-olive, depending from the provenience.
It is a decorative wood thanks to the good effect produced by its dark streaks.
When seasoned it becomes steady, hard and heavy so it become easily workable.
DRYING METHOD The artificial drying must be processed very slowly and carefully to avoid splitting and warping.
MAIN USES AND WORKING This wood is used for the construction of furniture, furnishings, decorative veneers, luxury floors, cabinet making and objects in general.


Registered office in BOLOGNA – Via Guido Reni, 2/2
Administrative and operative Headquarters in IMOLA - via Provinciale Selice, 54/A IMOLA – via Provinciale Selice, 54/A
Share Capital € 7.764.800,00.
R.E.A.Registration n n. 347792
Business Register BO n. 61694
Fiscal code and VAT registration n. 04163110374
Mechanised processing code 029562.

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