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Moabi’s heartwood is pink to dark red-brown and is clearly definable from the 40-60 mm thick sapwood which is coloured light pink to grey-brown. Mobai has a uniform structure, often with no distinguishing marks. But because the grain can vary somewhat, Moabi can show more or less regular streaks or an attractive moiré effect.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Baillonella toxisperma
  • ATIBT name: Moabi

 Quality requirements

  • Moabi 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 Moabi


  • Used for interior and exterior joinery, door and window frames, doors, coachbuilding, stair treads, panelling, furniture, parquet, turned goods and sculpturing. Also used for producing veneer for decorative work, decorative veneers for facing (mainly plywood) 


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Moabi ought to be resistant to pile worm to some degree.


  • (770)-800-830-(960) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1000-1100 kg/m3

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

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