Travessas de Azobé
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lophira alata
SAWMILL: sawn timber
DRYING: AD (air dried)
WIDTH: 150++ (accepts 10% of 100 to 140mm)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a dark reddish or violet brown. Pores contain light-colored mineral deposits which form small but conspicuous streaks throughout the wood.
Workability: Difficult to work on account of its density and interlocked grain, which can cause tearout. Ekki also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges.
Common Uses: Bridges, boatbuilding, marine applications, decking, and flooring.