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Wawa is one of Africa leading export timbers. Though it occurs widely, it is particularly common, comes from a very large tree, 50m or more in heightm 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.
Obeche, Samba, African whitewood, African maple
- Boxes and crates
- Interior panelling
- Current furniture or furniture components
- Veneer for back or face of plywood
Works very easily with hand and machine tools but sharp edges are needed for a smooth finish, veneers easily, good gluing and nailing properties.