The entandrophragma species includes about 10 kinds, of which four are internationally relevant. Tiama is the kind with the smallest trading volume.


Botanical name: Entandrophragma angolense
Overall character: Very decorative, reddish-brown wood with a porous surface and a slight golden glow.
Color and structure: The sapwood is wide and light reddish to grey. The reddish brown heartwood is clearly separated and darkens to a deeper brown shade under the influence of light.
Characteristics/features: Pursuant to EN 350-2, the natural durability of Tiama is moderately durable (class 3). Thanks to the delayed absorption of water, the wood can also be used outdoors, if no direct earth contact takes place.
Areas of use: Tiama can be applied both indoors and outdoors. In boat construction, it is favorited for the building of high-quality plywood. Its solid wood is also used as a mahogany replacement.
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