Koto Tree, also Known as Impa, Ako or Eyong, grow in West Africa from Lyberia through to the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.
Koto has a yellowish-white to cream in color wood, and becomes more yellowish- grey when steamed. It is very good for printing and staining. The endgrain is diffuse-porous and Straight to slightly interlocked and texture moderately coarse.
It is an easy machining wood, only with the preventive measure of drying log carefully and slowly.
Sliced veneer is used for door skins and inner surface veneer. Quartersawn surfaces can exhibit ray fleck.
Azabache produces a clear veneer that allows dyed finishing successfully, reason why you will have an optimal and intriguing result. In this case, we have a dyed veneer that cause a change in colour towards black Ambar tone throughout the whole veneer thickness. This colour contribute an interesting darker hint, making a more fine look.
Azabache finishing has a strong appearance in the environment where it is placed. It is a sophisticated and elegant look, that provides a clear aspect in the spaces you are working with.
So it has a powerful look by itself, but combined with another dying tones, with another kind of veneers or with different treatments, and also, with different wood species, can give you unexpected and very interesting results.
Offices, bedrooms, and all kind of interior panelling will have an intense noble wood sensation.