Koto
Common Name:Koto
Scientific Name:Pterygota macrocarpa
Distribution:West Africa
Tree Size:65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight:37 lbs/ft3 (595 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness:940 lbf (4,200 N)
General Description
Heartwood pale yellow and there is a slight color variation from sapwood (cream white or light yellow) to heartwood. It has a poor resistance to insect hence, described as non-durable. Steamed or dyed veneer is very common.
Sustainability
Straight to slightly interlocked grain and texture is moderately coarse.
Market Value and usage
Generally available as veneer, prices are in the mid-range for an imported hardwood. Popularly useful as veneer, plywood, and furniture.
Durability
Good working characteristics, though tear-out can result on pieces that have interlocked grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
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