Wawa is one of Africaâ€™s leading export timbers. Though it occurs widely, it is particularly common, comes from a very large tree, 50m or more in height.
Timber whitish to pale straw with no difference between heartwood and sapwood. Texture medium to coarse; grain typically interlocked, giving a striped figure; lustrous; has an unpleasant smell when green but usually does not persist after drying.
It can be used with Furniture components, Boxes and Crates.
Works very easily with hand and machine tools but sharp edges are needed for a smooth finish, veneers easily, good gluing and nailing properties.