Anigre Hardwood


Anigre wood is a light yellowish-brown hardwood, with occasional pinkish hues. Over time, the colour is likely to darken to a more golden brown. The sapwood is pale and not well defined. Anigre grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and natural gloss. It may also display a unique figured grain, such as curly or mottled grain. Anigre is a highly versatile timber and can be used for a variety of applications, such as veneer, plywood, boatbuilding and more. Anigre is also known by its botanical name Pouteria spp. (formerly Aningeria genus). This beautiful hardwood is a great choice for a variety of projects, due to its unique colour, grain and texture.

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Also Called:
Anigre, Aniegre, Anegre, Aningeria (And Variant Spellings), Aningueri Blanc, Aningre, Kali, Kararo, Landojan, M'Boul, Landosan, Mukali, Mukangu, Muna, N'Kali, Osan, Tanganyika Nuss, Tutu

Durability Notes:
Anigre is non durable. The sapwood is susceptible to blue fungal staining during initial drying.

The drying and seasoning of Anigre is dependant on a number of factors; the speed in which it is processed after felling and logging, the method of drying and the specific kilns or location (if air dried). Generally the care taken by those processing the wood will have an impact on its drying and seasoning. As an overview; Anigre - seasoning is usually not a problem as the wood dries well without any impact on the grade and quality of the wood. Average reported shrinkage values (green to oven dry) are 3.8% radial and 7.0% tangential and 11.8% volumetric. Please note that all wood is liable to move when in service plus there can be dimensional change. The extent of this will depend on; the stability of the species itself, the conditions it is exposed to, the coating, decoration and protection. You will find more information about the suitability of this wood, for any proposed application, by using our interactive system and the filters shown.

Overall the working characteristics of Anigre are ok, although, depending on the species used, Anigre may have silica present and therefore have a blunting effect on tools.

Typical Uses:
Furniture, Cabinetry, Flooring, Millwork, Staircases, Mouldings, Veneers, Interior Paneling, Doors, Musical Instruments, Decorative Objects.

Moisture Content:
Guide - 12-18% for KD

Commonly asked questions about Anigre Wood

Is Anigre a hardwood or a softwood? Anigre is a hardwood. It is the same for; is Anigre hardwood or softwood? - Anigre is a hardwood.

Most groups/families of species share the same characteristics but this normally relates to their life as plants. Individual species do not always share the same characteristics as their relatives, in terms of the wood. Many factors influence how we use the wood and what we use it for, including where it grows, how it is forested, how it seasons/dries, etc. The answers to the following common questions, therefore relate to this particular species/wood and not the Anigre family as a whole. Even more specific – our answers relate to the wood (as we know it) in its form as a useable resource.

What colour is Anigre? Anigre can be described as brown, light brown, yellow/brown, orange

Is Anigre good for outdoor use? or is Anigre good for exterior use? Anigre is most suited for internal/interior use. Anigre should not be used as an exterior/external timber (without treatment).

Whether the wood is naturally durable or not we would still recommend that it is decorated and/or coated with a suitable product to provide protection and/or maintain its appearance. This even applies when using the wood internally as, even subtle, changes in temperature or humidity will affect the wood. This will depend on the application/purpose of the wood and the user’s desired appearance. We also recommend that a recoating, care and maintenance programme is adhered to, for the life of an exterior wood. Wood cannot rot if it is kept dry – coatings and decoration can provide this protection. All of that said there are many durable timbers that are often left to weather naturally and will last for many years untreated/coated – movement and visual changes will occur but this is sometimes the desired effect. All wood is hygroscopic (it 'wants' to be in tune with its environment) it will therefore take on water from moisture in the air (or when directly exposed to or submerged in water) and ‘release it’ when dry or exposed to heat. This, inevitably, results in movement and dimensional change. For more about moisture in wood please click here - Moisture in wood

No suitable uses for this timber have been found. This database is constantly updated and uses for this timber will be added in the future.

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