//Freshly sawn Tali

Freshly sawn Tali

Freshly sawn Tali has a yellow to orangey brown color. After exposure, the wood darkens to dark brown or dark red brown. The relative small sapwood (max 60 cm) is yellowish grey to dark grey and could be distinguished from the heartwood. With Tali, there are large variations in color, caused by the different growing conditions. Sometimes darker colored streaks can occur. However, the wood structure is regular, but interlocked and the texture is medium coarse to coarse.

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Description

FSC Tali is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Congo Basin of Gabon. The tree attains heights40 – 50 m and diameters from 80-100 cm (sometimes 150 cm). The trunks are straight and cylindrical.

Appearance

Freshly sawn Tali has a yellow to orangey brown color. After exposure, the wood darkens to dark brown or dark red brown. The relative small sapwood (max 60 cm) is yellowish grey to dark grey and could be distinguished from the heartwood. With Tali, there are large variations in color, caused by the different growing conditions. Sometimes darker colored streaks can occur. However, the wood structure is regular, but interlocked and the texture is medium coarse to coarse.

Processing properties

Machining of Tali can not be done very easily. As a result of the high density and interlocked grain, there is blunting effect on the tools. Pre-drilling is necessary. The gluing and finishing properties are rather good. Drying is difficult, with risks of checking and deformation. The sawdust can cause allergic reactions.

Application

Tali is used in all kind of heavy hydraulic constructions and bridge constructions. Furthermore, it is used for decking, sheet pilings, sound barriers, stables and piles.

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