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* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
* Random House, Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  
* H.L.Edlin, H.L.Edlin, ''What Wood is That?'', Viking Press, New York, 1969
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* H.L.Edlin, ''What Wood is That?'', Viking Press, New York, 1969
  
* Gordon Hanlon, Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998
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Latest revision as of 12:59, 25 November 2019

Avodire (Turraeanthus africana)

Description

A hard, pale yellow wood from the tree, Turraeanthus africana, native to tropical western Africa. Avodir darkens to a golden yellow on exposure. The wood does not have distinct growth rings but does have distinct fine pores. The tough, hard timber has a straight to slightly wavy and interlocking grain with a smooth mahogany-like texture that polishes to a satiny surface. Avodir is used for plywood, furniture, veneer, and decorative work.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Turraeanthus africana; avodir (Fr.); avodire; African satinwood; apaya; lusamba

Avodir

Other Properties

Light colored. Rings: obscure. Pores: diffuse. Rays: obscure. Grain: faint. Tough

Density 34 ppcf
Molecular Weight specific gravity = 0.55

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • H.L.Edlin, What Wood is That?, Viking Press, New York, 1969
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998

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