Thermowood Ayous Hardwood
The ThermoWood Ayous Hardwood specie, provided from sustainable wood species’ in Africa, becomes a plain, durable and elegant texture after the thermal modification process.
ThermoWood Ayous (also known as Obeche) is a hardwood that has become very popular in recent years. This hardwood species is native to west-central Africa, especially Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. Within its native range, the obeche tree is widespread and relatively common. Where native, the wood is used for a variety of applications.
Ayous is light for a hardwood species, with a mean dried weight of 24 lbs. per cubic foot, and is soft to medium-soft and relatively easy to dent. Ayous’s resistance to decay and insect attack are both low to medium. The wood has a tendency to react with iron, which may necessitate the use of aluminium, stainless steel or other non-ferrous fasteners.