Scientific name: Terminalia ivorensis A. Chev

Other names: English: Framire

Geographic origin: Africa.


&;8226; Sapwood: yellowish white colour.
&;8226; Heartwood: from yellow to yellowish grey.
&;8226; Fiber: straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
&;8226; Grain: medium size.



&;8226; Interior and exterior furniture.
&;8226; Interior carpentry, doors, stairs, paneling, molding, baseboad, friezes.
&;8226; Exterior carpentry, doors and windows.
&;8226; plywood board .

Capacity of being impregnated

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


&;8226; Sawing process: easy and with no difficulties.
&;8226; Drying process: easy, medium to high speed. Little risk of deformation and crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process: easy. Risk of repelling on pieces of intertwined fibers.
&;8226; Gluing process: acid wood that can cause problems with acid adhesives.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: easy.
&;8226; Finish: no difficulties.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 530 kg/m3 semi-light wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.34 % highly stable wood.
- Relation between contractions 1.5% no tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 1.9 from softwood to semi-softwood.


Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 870 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 94,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 450 kg/cm2.



Insect bites are very common.