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The colour of Bossé-clair heartwood is pinkish and resembles pale mahogany. The 50-100 mm thick sapwood is light pink and differs little in colour from the heartwood. The smell of freshly cut Bossé, like Sapeli, reminds one of Cedar, as a result of which both types can be confused with each other. However, Bossé is lighter in colour than Sapeli.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: 1. Guarea cedrata, 2. Guarea thompsonii
  • ATIBT name: Bossé clair
  • Other names: Guarea

 Quality requirements

  • Bossé is included in the list of approved timber species for application in wooden façade elements (SKH-Publication 99-05). This means that frames with a KOMO® product certificate can be manufactured with Bossé


  • Bossé can be used, in both solid and veneer form, for furniture and panelling. In addition it can be used for turned goods, sculpturing and frames
  • Should not be used for applications where resin exudations are undesirable


  • Resistance to fungi: 1. class 2v (variably durable), 2. class 2 (durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class G (sapwood susceptible to damage)


  • 1. (550)-570-580-(650), 2. (600)-700-(850) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1. 850-950, 2. 950-1000 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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