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Here is a variety of some of the popular hardwood products that we import into the Kingdom. They come in different sizes and have numerous uses. Check out the hardwood products below.
MAHOGANY

This name is usually used when referring to many varieties of dark-colored wood. It has many species including Sapele. It is usually straight grain and is free of voids. It has a reddish-brown color that darkens over time. It is very durable and has excellent workability. It has a beautiful finish when polished. We mainly import mahogany from different parts of Africa and Asia.

OAK

This wood comes in more than 400 species. It has a density of about 0.75 g/cm³, with tough strength and hardness. It is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. Oak is generally imported from North American regions such as the United States and Canada, and some Asian nations as well.

BEECH

It is normally a quite tough wood, though dimensionally unstable. It weighs roughly 720kg/m³. Beech is widely used in furniture framing, flooring and engineered purposes. It makes and excellent firewood, easily split and burning calm flames for long hours. It is largely imported from the Americas, Europe, and some parts of Asia.

CHERRY

Cherry hardwood timber is an ideal timber used for flooring, doors, moldings, paneling, carving and a variety of other uses. It is a very tough wood and weighs roughly 650 kg/m³. Cherry hardwood is imported mainly from Europe and some parts of the United states of America.

WALNUT

Walnut is a very pretty timber; it is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. It comes in a variety of colors and is used for furniture, carvings and many other uses. It is a highly prized wood and very commonly used. It is mainly imported from North America and Europe.

ASH

Ash wood is a very attractive species of wood. It is very hard, dense, tough, yet elastic. There are many types to choose from. It has a great look and could range in colors. It is used for making bows, tool handles, quality bats and many others. It is imported from Europe, the United States and Canada.

MAPLE

Maple comes in many different species, approximately 125, some of which have very valueable timber. They are known as hard maple. It is extremely cold resistant. They can be used for various kinds of production including bowling pins, musical instruments, butcher’s block and many more. Some maple wood has a very highly decorative wood grain known as flame maple. They are largely imported from United States and Canada.

TEAK

its species including Iroko and Dahoma. The yellowish brown timber with good grains and texture from teak trunk is used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, boat decks, and other weather resisting items. Teak's natural oils make it ideal for use in exposed locations. It is termite and pest proof, and is very durable. Teak is widely used to make doors and window frames, furniture, columns, etc. It is mainly imported from south and southeast Asia and Africa.

MERANTI

Meranti is a pale blonde to reddish pink quality hardwood. It is usually featureless and is light to medium weight and has numerous species. It is used to make cabinets, and hollow-core doors, it could also be worked into light structural framing, moldings, trim, and cost-efficient furniture. It is imported from many different parts of Asia.

WAWA (OBECHE)

It is a lightweight, relatively strong wood with a fine even texture, though the grain can be interlocking. It is creamy white to pale yellow in color. Some of its uses are in model making, three dimensional carving, furniture, and millwork. An easy wood to work with hand and machine tools, it glues well, and takes stain and polish well. It is imported from west Africa.

BURMATEAK (BURMESE TEAK)

This is a very hard weather resistant high-quality wood. It is the highest end of the teak species. It is a very rare teak and a scarce species. It serves in many choices of material woodworking, particularly in the crafting of furniture and objects that are to be outdoors and exposed to different weather conditions. This hardwood as other teak is easily shaped and very durable as it possesses oils that protect it from all types of potential damage. It is imported from Burma, Indonesia.

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