Latin name: Millettia laurentii
Closely related to Panga Panga
Distribution: Mainly Zaire but also Cameroon & Gabon
Description: Dark brown heartwood with a distinctly off white sapwood. Coarse texture and straight grained (56 lbs/ft3)
Working Properties: Easy to work but can cause blunting of blades due to resin pockets in wood. Should be pre-bored when nailed or screwed, gluing surfaces should be correctly prepared. Filling of grain required to achieve a high finish.