Obeche

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Scientific Name: Triplochiton scleroxylon
Location: tropical West Africa
Dried Weight: 24lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 430lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,250lbf /in2

 

Obeche has a heartwood with a pale yellow color which will slightly darken with age. The grain is interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Oboe he is rated as non-durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and carves, stains, glues, and finishes well.

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