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Doussie Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Doussie (Afzelia, spp) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Afzelia / Apa / Doussie.
Grown in: West & Central Africa.
Description
Doussie is a beautiful orange/brown wood which ages to a medium brown color. It is one of the most popular imported flooring species used in Europe.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Doussie exhibits a medium range of color variation between golden tans to darker orange/browns.
Color Change: Doussie undergoes substantial color change with pronounced darkening from a light orangey brown to a deeper mahogany color over time.
Where to Use
Doussie is used both residentially and commercially wherever the rich look of a lighter mahogany colored floor is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Doussie is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood. Also, wood dust in general can be a hazard.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Doussie.
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