Doussie - Afzelia africana

Janka Hardness = 1810

Photosensitivity = Yes (Darker)

Brenco Exotic Woods is currently the only North American Company importing on a regular basis, 40 foot containers of Doussie Lumber. We have the lumber in stock and can manufacture your new Doussie floor to your specifications with a short lead time.

Doussie is a beautiful orange-brown wood. It is one of most popular species that are imported into Europe. In Central and West Africa is considered a sacred and healing. Essential oils have Doussie supposedly curative effect on the human body. Doussie is very stable.

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Scientific Name = Afzelia africana
Trade Name = Afzelia
Family Name = Leguminosae
Synonyms = Afrafzelia africana
Common Names = Adja, Adya, Afzelia, Ahanta, Aja, Akpalata, Akpela, Aligna, Alinyan, Apa, Appa, Arachi, Ariyan, Ayan, Azza, Baa, Bachi, Balawao-kudu, Balawo-kudu, Beyo, Bilinga, Bodjembo, Bolengo, Bolengu, Counter wood, Douissie, Doussie, Fok, Gayo, Gayohi, Gbende, Gbleteo, Gongo, Hol, Kakala, Kapalaga, Kawo, Kinkalaga, Kontah, Kpa-kpa, Kpalga, Kpaliga, Kpendei, Kpendi-deli, Kpendi-guli, Kpendi-kpoli, Kuanguli, Kukpalik, Lengko, Lengue, Lingue, Liwamba, M'banga, Mahogany bean, Mahogany bean tree, Mbokora, Mboro, Meli, Mkola, Mussacosa, N'kokongo, Nenko, Ngboro, Olombi, Opapao, Opapeh, Pai, Papao, Papao-baum, Papawe, Papoa, Pau contra, Pau konta, Pauconta, Pepe, Rhodesian mahogany, Upa, Uvala, Wokpa, Yada, Yoruba bilinga
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 19,175 psi or 1,348 kg/cm2
Density = 49 Lbs/Ft3 or 785 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1810
Hardness = 2,103 lbs. or 953 kg
Impact Strength = 30
Maximum Crushing Strength = 10,459 psi or 735 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 1941 psi or 136 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,888,000 psi or 1,132,000 kg/cm2
Specific Gravity = 0.62
Work to Maximum Load = 11 inch-lbs/in3 or 0.77 cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 48 Lbs/Ft3 or 769 kg/m3
Radial Shrinkage = 2%
Tangential Shrinkage = 4%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 8%
T/R Ration =
Fiber Saturation Point = 19%

General Characteristics = Wood golden brown to light red brown, sometimes with darker veins. The heartwood is light brown in color, turning reddish-brown upon exposure, and is sharply demarcated from the sapwood.
Grain = Straight or interlocked
Texture = Moderately Coarse, even texture
Movement in Service = Low
Photosensitivity = Low