Anigre

anigreGeneral:  Anigre is found in tropical East and West Africa and imported into the US.

Description:  Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Color tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Pale sapwood is not well defined. Most often fairly straight grained. Figured grain is sometimes available in a curly or mottled grain. Anigre has a medium texture with closed pores similar to maple.

Workability:  Anigre is usually considered easy to work with hand and power tools. Anigre takes to stains and polishes very well because of its straight grain. Potentially high in silica content.

Common Uses: Most often seen in veneers and plywood. Boards are used in high end, interior  furniture.  In board form it’s used for boatbuilding, general carpentry, and other light construction uses.

SRH Stock:

Thickness:  4/4 only

Widths:  5″ to 9″

Lengths:  6′ to 10′

Surfacing:  Stock on hand is skip planed.

Anigre Links:

The Wood Database

The American Hardwood Information Center