Sometimes also called abachi or obeche.
Ayous is tropical softwood that, without any treatment, is a wood with a very low durability.
Today it is 'thermally preserved'.
The wood is steamed, which gives it a higher natural durability.
Please note: the wood will be damaged just as quickly, suffer from moisture spots, not be fire safe, etc.
Thanks to its uniform texture with a cross-grain, yet straight grain, the wood is ideal for thin objects such as moldings that do not require a high-gloss finish. The vein is straight, streaked when quarter-sawn, but usually cross-grained.
Ayous is surprisingly easy to edit. It is stable, quick drying and easy. In addition, Ayous wood is mainly appreciated for its appearance when it is stained.
The Ayous wood does not appear to be endangered and is widely available, especially for mass production, making it relatively inexpensive. Are you interested in the price of Ayous? Request a quote without obligation.