Kotibe wood often has a mahagony color and offers good technicalfeatures. It is especially prevalent in Western Africa. In Ghana, its also known as Danta.
|Botanical name:||Nesogordonia papaverif|
|Overall character:||A tasteful reddish timber with a homogenous structure and a smooth surface.|
|Color and structure:||The sapwood is 3 to 6 centimetres wide and has a reddish grey to pale brown color. The heartwood is salmon-colored to reddish brown and freshly cut with a partly violet tinge, which, similar to Sapelli or Makore, fades to a brownish shade when exposed to light.|
|Characteristics/features:||Medium weight wood with high strength properties similar to oak or Makore. It has a higher elasticity than ash. Kotibe can be treated with all kinds of tools while damp and dry.|
|Areas of use:||Solid wood: due to its good strength properties, Danta is very versatile. It has a fine structure and fungus resistance, suitable for interior and exterior construction.|