Anigre Wood

Anigre Wood Lumber is a hardwood species commonly used for plywood, furniture, cabinetry and high-end millwork. Although it is frequently sliced and used as a veneer, it is available in board form as lumber.  Anigre wood lumber is typically used for boat building, general carpentry, and other light construction uses.

Anigre Wood Lumber is primarily sourced from East and West Africa. Anigre wood is reported to saw and machine easily, though the wood can have silica that would have a dulling effect on tools. 

Stock Information

Species Information

  • GRADES: FAS/SEL
  • CUTS: Flatsawn, Quartersawn
  • SIZES: 4/4, 8/4
  • DRYING: Kiln-Dried (KD)
  • OTHER NAMES:  Anegre
  • ORIGIN: East Africa, tropical Africa
  • APPEARANCE: Heartwood ranges from yellowish white to pale brown to pinkish brown, that darkens slightly after exposore, and sapwood is not easily distinguished from heartwood. Texture is medium to coarse, lustrous, with a straight but sometimes wavy grain pattern
  • DENSITY: Janka scale hardness is between 740 to 1250 for dry material
  • WEIGHT: Anigre weighs in at an average between 30 and 36 lbs. / cu. ft., or approximately 2.5 to 3 lbs. per board foot
  • DRYING: Seasons well without degrade
  • WORKABILITY: Generally reported to saw and machine well, but could have a blunting effect on cutters; cuts well on rotary lathe or slicer
  • DURABILITY: Anigre is perishable, with little resistance to attack by decay fungi and termites, liable to blue stain
  • PRESERVATION: Reported to have good treatability
  • FINISHING: Rather difficult to finish. If left unfinished, like any other natural wood, Anigre will turn gray.

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