WOOD SPECIES: Movingui
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Distemonanthus benthamianus
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Ayan, Nigerian Satinwood
TYPICAL USES: Commonly used for veneer, furniture, cabint making and floors.
SOURCES: West Africa
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
Yellowish to an orange-brown tone, darkening with age and exposure.
Varies from straight to interlocked to wavy.
Fine even texture with small open pores.
Movingui is moderately durable, with average resistance to both decay and insect attack.
Some blunting of cutting tools due to Movingui's relatively high silica content.
Moderately tough to cut, sharp cutting tools required.
Quartersawn boards have a tendency to tear during planing.
Stains and finishes nicely.