• Guarea cedrata Pellegr.; G. laurentii De Wild.
  • English: Bosse
  • Africa.


&;8226; Sapwood: light brown.
&;8226; Heartwood: pink brown.
&;8226; Fiber: straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
&;8226; Grain: thin to medium size.


&;8226; Interior and exterior furniture and cabinet work. Turned pieces.
&;8226; Interior carpentry, doors, paneling, molding, baseboads, friezes.
&;8226; Exterior carpentry, doors and windows.
&;8226; Decorative panels and plywood board .

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: no capable of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: easy, except in the presence of silica, a situation that causes fast wear of saws and irritating dust.
&;8226; Drying process: medium speed. Medium risk of deformation and crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process: no difficulties excepting those named cases of silica and the risk of repelling on pieces of intertwined wood.
&;8226; Gluing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Finish: no difficulties, except in case of resin exudations , they can be usual .

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 600 kg/m3 fom semi-light wood to semi-heavy wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.43 % variation from stable wood to slightly nervous wood.
- Relation between contractions 1.61 no tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 3.6 semi-hardwood.

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 1.100 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 109.000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 510 kg/cm2.


Light Sapwood colour and dark heartwood.
It is sometimes wrongly called Cedar.
There are important colour differences deppending on its origin.

Those are some of the available products in this wood