Sometimes also called ekki, red ironwood, bongossi or asobe.
When heavy structures are exposed to natural elements such as wind and weather or have to absorb large forces, Azobé is a top solution. Azobé is used, among other things, for lock gates or poles against which ships can sail. Azobé piles are extremely suitable as foundation piles or rails.
You can use Azobé for garden wood, pergolas and decking. However, the crosshair and natural hardness make it difficult to work with. Pre-drilling is recommended, but no special finishing is required for most applications.
Azobé dries difficult and slow, but usually this is not necessary.
This type of wood from West and Central Africa is so widely applicable that it can be used for an endless list of applications. It can be found in heavy exposed supporting structures, bridge decks, industrial floor coverings, wagon bottoms, sleepers for train and metro tracks, sheet piling, garden design and much more.
Due to its resistance to shipworm, it is also used in waterworks and maritime applications.
The natural habitats of Azobé are subtropical or tropical forests and are thus threatened by habitat loss which can affect the price. Are you interested in the price of Azobé? Request a quote without obligation.