African teak

Related to African teak: African mahogany, Iroko, iroko tree
a tree (Oldfieldia Africana) of Sierra Leone; also, its very heavy and durable wood; - called also African oak.

See also: Teak

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Responding to high and increasing demand for African teak from Western Africa, CITES broadened the need for trade permits to include plywood and other forms.
He eschews particle board in favour of working with walnut, ash, white oak, cherry and his favourite, iroko, or African teak.
Each piece is personified with the name of an architect, including the Arthur, a club chair made of lacquer and fabric; and the Salvador, a chest of rosewood and African teak drawers topped with a heavy stainless-steel surface.
He added: "We receive high quality timber that you just can't buy anymore - woods such as African Teak, which is one of the world's most valued timber species, and Brazilian Mahogany from the Amazon Rainforest.
"The loss of income for the Congolese state and population is enormous." Greenpeace Africa recently denounced the unloading at the Belgian port of Antwerp of a cargo of Afromosia (pericopsis elata), or African teak, which is another rare hardwood.
Villas on the property range in size of 90 to 130 sq m and are completed with spacious outdoor terraces under elegant African teak timber pergolas.
In 11-13-year-old teak plantations in Togo about 30% of the wood surface was already heartwood, but greater formation of heartwood was reported in Asian teak compared to African teak (Kokutse et al.
On the other hand, African Teak Wood called Iroko has been priced at $1,100 per CBM.
The co-owners say furniture is made from African teak and they've used bright cobalt blue upholstery to add a light and, yes, Mediterranean feel to the place.
The mahogany villas invite the fresh sea air to swirl beyond the African teak walls.
While the tree is not related to the "true" teak, Tectona grandis, it has sometimes been called African teak or Nigerian teak.
"We were inches from being just so much dust in an African teak forest when a pair of .500 Nitros to the brain put him down.
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