Dabema is mostly found in the lower tropical rainforests in Western and Eastern Africa. It is very durable and has good staying power.
|Botanical name:||Piptadeniastrum africanum|
|Overall character:||The overall character of this timber is simple and the fibre flow is uneven. Consequently, slight stripes are visible on the surface.|
|Color and structure:||The freshly harvested heartwood has a yellow-brown color. It oxidizes and develops a darker shade of brown. The 3 to 5 centimetre wide sapwood has a light grey to light brown tint and contrasts with the heartwood.|
|Characteristics/features:||Due to crystal deposits in the timber, conventional tools can dull quickly. It is therefore recommended to use carbide tools. Holes for nails and screws should be drilled ahead imperatively.|
|Areas of use:||This timber can be be used for a variety of purposes. As a construction wood, it is able to withstand medium to heavy stress indoors and outdoors.|