Botanical terminology: Tarrietia utilis

Origin: West AfricaThe Niangon is quite hard wood with good flexural and compressive strength and low impact resistance. It is resistant to insects and fungus, treated easily with hand tools, but a moderate dulling in cutting means is observed. It contains a high percentage of sticky extract, which on one hand makes the surface sticky and on the other hand makes certain treatments, such as planing, quite difficult. The drying is characterized as very easy and fast, although sometimes distortion tendencies are observed. It tears at nailing and that is why pre-drilling is required.

The Niangon is particularly handy in furniture manufacturing, in turner constructions and greenhouses. It is widely used in the construction of external doors and windows as decorative veneer and in many outdoor structures.

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