Wood of the day #35: Lati

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-04-2015 11:13 PM 1104 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Lati, White Wenge, Yaya, Blaiglu, Vartu, Gbandi, Fantueh, Va-tue
  • Botanical name: Amphimas pterocarpoides
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Western and central Africa
  • Description: The wood is a light yellowish brown with a grain and endgrain pattern very similar to Wenge, Millettia laurentii, but yellowish instead of dark brown. The over all workability is similar but not as stable
  • Fun facts: Lati has no botanical or scientific relation to the Millettia genera.
  • Sampled by: My cabinet teacher.

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