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Tali


 

 

 

Tali / Sasswood
 

 


 

Formal Name: Erythrophleum suaveolens

 

 

  


Color:
The heartwood is yellowish brown to reddish brown and darkens upon exposure. The sapwood is distinctive in the whitish to pinkish-white color.
 

 

Grain: The grain is typically highly interlocked. 

 

 

Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Also has excellent finishing qualities.
 

Physical Properties: Fine pores, scattered and numerous. Texture is medium and uniform. This species is very high density, resulting in a very hard wood. It is a very durable wood and suitable for exterior use, even untreated. Excellent stability, with high bending strength qualities.  

 
Uses: joinery, flooring, railway sleepers, harbor and dock work, turnings, construction and bridges. It is also used in boat building and marine construction. 

Interior/Exterior:
exterior

Origin: Central and West Africa.

 

 

 

Machining
2 out of 4
Nailing 3 out of 4
Screwing 2 out of 4
Gluing   
3 out of 4
Finishing 4 out of 4

 

 

 

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