Movingui » Distemonanthus benthamianus

Why Movingui?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

A medium to fine grained wood that often features mottle or bees wing figure. The best figured logs are processed into veneers, and on rare occasion the logs will be sawn into lumber. It's Janka hardness rating is 1230, nearly identical to red oak.
color of Movingui

Color Range

Bright yellow to pale golden yellow
other names for Movingui

Other Names

Ayan, Ayan movingui, Ayanran, Barre, Bonsamdua, Eyen, Movingui, Satinwood, Nigerian Satinwood
uses for Movingui

Some Typical Uses

Veneer, fine furniture, musical instruments
the Movingui tree

What's the Tree Like?

The tree is reported to reach an average height of about 90 feet (27 m), with an average trunk diameter of about 30 inches (76 cm). The clean, fairly straight and cylindrical bole is reported to develop over a relatively small buttress. The Movingui tree grows in Africa
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1230

Janka Rating
-4.65% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Movingui:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


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