Anigre is a tall tropical hardwood with a clear, cylindrical bone up to 80 feet. It can grow up to 180 feet tall with a trunk diameter of about 36 to 48 inches.
The heartwood varies from yellowish white to pale brown, Sometimes with a pinkish hue or red-gray color. The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly demarcated, and the heartwood darkens lightly after exposure. It has a faint, cedar-like aroma.
Anigre wood is a type of wood that grows in Africa. This wood has white, yellow to pale brown, light pink and reddish gray colors. Next, read the specifications of the Anigre tree:
- Tree height: 30-55 meters.
- Body diameter: 0.6-1.3 meters.
- Body length: 20 meters.
- Tree shape: cylindrical
- Skin: Gray-brown
- Color: Yellowish white to pale brown/light pink, reddish gray. Its color may become darker with age.
- Aroma: Special
- Dry weight: 560 kg/m3
- Fresh weight (wet): 850/950 kg/m3
- Bending strength: It is very flexible, it can be bent.
- Texture: from thin to medium
The benefits of using Anigre wood
- One of the most popular covers in recent years.
- It is used as a surface coating in the mass production of furniture in southern Europe.
- On the other hand, in North America, it is used as a wood veneer in interior decoration, which has a high value.
- This wood is an ideal wood veneer for paint and printing.
- It has good nailing, screwing and cutting properties.
- The wood is resistant against termites.
Where does Anigre wood grow?
- West and East Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, West Zaire, Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda)
- Tropical rainforests
- Southern Europe
- North America
- Southeast Asia
Uses of Anigre wood
It is commonly used in furniture, cabinetry, utility plywood and high-end millwork. In the following, we will examine other cases of use:
- Carpentry works
- General carpentry
- In light structures
- Panel making
- Boat building
- Home Accessories
- Musical instrument skins
Other common names: Aniegre, Anegre, Aningeria, Landosan, Mukali, Kali, Mugangu, Muna, Osan, Anegre Blanc, Longhi, Tanganyika Nuss, Tutu, M’boul, N’kali, Landojan
Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and a good natural luster.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Anigre. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
How much is the price of Anigre wood?
The price of Anigre wood is expensive. Its normal cover is more affordable than its shape.
Is the Anigre wood strong?
It is not a resistant wood. Easily destroyed by termites and fungus. It may turn blue if you don’t take care of it. Heartwood is permeable, therefore it can be treated with preservatives.