Wild Olive (Olea africana)

 
 
 
 

Wild Olive (Olea africana)

 

Family - Oleaceae
Distribution - Southern Africa
Other Names: Olea europaea.
Characteristics: The wood is close-grained and very hard. The sapwood is whitish to pale bfown, the heartwood is very attractive, dark golden- to reddish- brown with beautiful dark figuring. The timber weighs about 710 kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: The timber is easy to saw, glue, screw and nail. Polishes and stains fairly well.
Uses: Furniture, decorative pieces, turnery.

 
 
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