- Trade names: Movingui, Nigerian Satinwood, Bosamdua
- Origin: Africa
- Occurence: Westafrica, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon.
- Use: Veneer wood, wood for veneer and peeling wood for veneer boards, furniture, interior decoration, wood paneling and parquet, construction timber.
- Character: Occasionally it comes with the golden yellow Movingui to coarse to fine-wave fiber progressions, which lead to the typical bar texture. Due to the fiber deviations, the veneer patterns create a wave-like horizontal stripe that mysteriously emphasizes the satin-like sheen of this wood, reviving the overall appearance of this exotic veneer. From the Equatorial forests of Africa’s Western Congo, Movingui (Distemonanthus benthamianus ) has beautiful deep & golden yellow colors. It is also known as Nigerian Satinwood or Ayan wood. Once in a while a figured log that is not cut into veneer makes it through to the lumber market. The wood is dense and easy to work. It is used in a variety of items including cabinets to floors, jewelry boxes, cigar cabinets, humidors, veneer, furniture and turned articles.
- Particularities: The heartwood is lemon to greenish yellow, darkening to yellow brown. The wood has an intense shine, hence the misleading name “African Satinwood”. Since Movingui has a similar luster, it is often used as a substitute for the lemonwood or satinwood. Particularly decorative are the stems with pronounced bar formation, which can occur in different forms.
Natural product wood
Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique!
Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee.
Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.