Trade Names: Tigerwood, Etimoe Special
Country of origin: West Africa
Occurrence: From Guinea to Ivory Coast and Ghana to Nigeria. Grows singly and scattered in tropical lower rainforests, in the Ivory Coast also partly in clusters.
Uses: Etimoe with the normal wood pattern is hardly used as front veneer wood in Central Europe, rather in Southern Europe. Wood patterns which are also called Tigerwood, like the one shown, are special strains and suitable for high quality interior finishing.
Character: The color is reddish brown with irregular darker color zones. The pronounced alternate twist of this species is clearly visible on the surface of veneers and boards. The heartwood impresses with good durability and is very robust against pest infestation.
Special features: The striped or spotted pattern of the wood give it an exotic appearance and are the reason for the trade name Tigerwood.