Boire

Scientific Name:
Lovoa trichiliodes

Other Names and Species:
African Walnut
Bibolo
Eyan
Lovoa
Nivero
Noy

Origin:
Africa

Appearance:
The sapwood of boire is pale brown while the heartwood is bronze in color with dark streaks. The species has an interlocked grain and is fine and uniform in texture.

Properties:
Boire is moderatly durable with regards to decay. The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to have a slight odor similar too cedar. Boire dries easily yet sometimes yields distortion in the graining from the process.

Janka Hardness: 940
As a flooring option, boire is a very hard and durable wood. It is nearly identical in hardness to black cherry, is roughly three quarters as hard as hard maple, nearly three quarters as hard as red oak, and is forty percent as hard as Brazilian cherry's ranking of 2350.

Workability:
Boire cuts rather cleanly and easily. Boire is easily nailed yet is known to occasionally split in the process. This species sands easily and takes a satisfactory stain.

Principal Uses:
Boire's uses include flooring, furniture, and general construction.

 

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