Movingui, Ayan, Ayaran
Citron Wood, West and East Indian Satinwood
West Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gaboon
Sliced veneer for faces and rotary veneer for panels, furniture, interior fittings, paneling and parquet flooring, construction lumber.
The heartwood is lemon to greenish-yellow, yellow-brown, darkening in time. The wood has an intensive lustrous surface which is why it is misleadingly called “African Satinwood”. The logs with pronounced figuring are particularly decorative. This figuring can occur in different forms.
The light logs can be machined as a general rule without any great difficulty. The dark wood has a higher silicate content and as a result dulls tools quickly. The twisting fibre growth becomes a problem when planing at high feed speeds.
Only extremely careful drying can reduce the risk of checking which can cause high losses even by mere sun radiation or air movement if those are too strong.
Once the surface is smooth and clean, varnishing presents no difficulties. It can also be treated with open pore lacquers for exterior use.
It is easy to produce glue joints. Screw and nail joints must be pre-drilled.