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Anigre, anegre, aniegre
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .40 - .54
DENSITY: 30 - 36 lbs./cu.ft.
TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 7%
RADIAL MOVEMENT: 4%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: 11.8%
SOURCE: West and East Africa, Tanzania
Light tan heartwood typically has a straight grain, occasionally with a wavy appearance running through it. Lustrous. Cedar-like scent. Medium to coarse texture; but in heavier grades, it is fine textured. Due to its silica content, its blunting effect on tools can be severe. To prevent chipping out, adequate support is needed. Very good to polish. Used for furniture, cabinets, light construction, high-class joinery, and utility plywood.