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Aningeria Aningeria superba

RELIABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR CLASSIC SPECIES
A relatively uninteresting lumber, aningeria is generally used for furniture and stained to reproduce walnut, cherry or oak. Quartersawn boards, especially those with some mottled figuring, can be dramatic on their own and worth using for tabletops or paneling. It is generally easy to work, though is reputed to be slightly abrasive and might dull tool edges quickly. It also has a tendency to crack and is only moderately strong, and not especially good for bending. However, it seasons well and quickly, and moves very little once dry.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Type Tropical hardwood
Other names Anigre, anegre
Related species A. robusta, A. altissima, A. adolfifriederici, A. pseudo-racemosa
Sources Africa
Color Pale brown or tan with a creamy or pinkish hue
Texture Medium to coarse, but very even
Grain Generally straight, but some figuring or mottling across the grain. Growth rings can be seen on quartered surfaces.
Hardness Medium to hard
Weight Medium (c. 33 lb./cu. ft.) (530 kg/cu. m)

AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Aningeria is not widely available but is sold around the world as veneer for paneling, cabinets and furniture. There are no obvious sources of certified lumber, and the most authoritative lists of endangered species do not mention it.




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