Latin name: Oenocarpus batawa.
Other name: BATAWA PALM WOOD
Comment : Africa is the territory where this tree is present in the majority. This wood is dark brown streacked with white and yellow dots.It is a fibrous wood.
The crown is relatively hard. The heart is soft,so unusable.In accordance with a soft heart and a hard outside,its density is included between 0.40 and 0.80.
Palm wood has been particularly used in cabinet making at the beginning of the XXth century but also in sawed veneerings only,in making slabs and in canes production.
A similar wood does exist in Africa,it is called Borassus.
Stabilized Wood : Stabilizing a material literally consists in making it more stable, one could say in most cases that this operation consists in densifying it, using a resin. By a process that we keep secret, we penetrate a resin and/or color pigments to the heart.
We thus obtain a more homogeneous and often more aesthetic material because the resin (and/or the pigments) highlights the designs of the stabilized part.
In addition to the aesthetic aspects, this process makes it possible to make usable materials that had only low mechanical qualities. Thus a "heated" or heavily damaged wood regains nobility.
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