orginates from the forests that grow in the Congo Basin in Gabon



Kotibé is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Congo Basin of Gabon. The tree attains heights up to 40 m and diameters normally between 60 cm and 80 cm. The trunks are straight and cylindrical and have buttress root boards.



Freshly sawn Kotibé has a reddish brown color, darkening after exposure to deep red brown (Mahogany-brown). The structure is rather uniform and there is no clear pattern. The 20-50 mm thick sapwood has a light brown color, with a pinkish tint. It is easy to distinguish from the heartwood. Kotibé contains a white constituent. The wood grain is irregular and interlocked. The texture is medium coarse.


Processing properties

The machining of Kotibé can be done easily, although the interlocked grain has a blunting effect on the tools. Pre-drilling is recommended. The gluing and finishing properties are good. It dries rather slowly, with risks of cracking and deformation.



Kotibé can be used for interior and exterior use, for example door and window frames, doors and windows. Furthermore it could be used for facades, panelling, furniture, stairs and parquet.  


For more information, please contact us: sales@preciouswoods.com