Some buying knowledge of the Sawn timber

When buying the Sawn timber,please ask a few questions ,then decide .

Square-edged sawn timber and industrial sawn timber ( large widths)

FSC Certification , FSC Controlled Wood , Legality and traceability

Specifications adapted to market requirements: 

  • Random or fixed widths and lengths
  • Standard or specific thickness
  • Kiln dried (KD) or Air dried (AD)
  • “FAS” or “Standard and better” graded


  • Kiln dried (KD): Okoume, Ayous, Sapele, Sipo, African Mahogany, Frake
  • Air dried (AD):
    • Main species: Okoume, Sapele, Ayous, Tali, Okan, Padouk, Sipo, Iroko
    • Other species: Movingui, Kosipo, Doussie, Moabi, Bosse, Iatandza, Frake, Assamella (CITES), Beli, etc.

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