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Movingui

Wood Flooring Species

Scientific Name:

Distemonanthus benthamianus

Other Names and Species:

Ayan Movingui
Ayanran
Barre
Bonsamdua
Eyen

Origin:

West Africa

Appearance:

The sapwood of movingui ranges from white to straw-colored, while the heartwood is golden-yellow to orangish-brown. The species has a slightly interlocked ribbon-featured grain and is medium to fine in texture.

Properties:

Movingui is moderately resistant to termites and dries with very little degrade.

Janka Hardness: 1230

As a flooring option, movingui is a good choice for its hardness. It is nearly identical in hardness to yellow birch, ninety-five percent as hard as red oak, roughly eighty-five percent as hard as hard maple, and about two-thirds as hard as either hickory or pecan.

Workability:

Movingui is relatively easy to cut. The wood has only a slight tendency to split under nailing, but pre-boring is suggested. Glue holds well with movingui flooring. This species is reported to take a good stain and polish.

Principal Uses:

Some of movingui’s uses include ceilings, veneers, furniture, and stairworks.

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