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.
Koto quarter cut get a shining striped veneer with a simple outer aspect by cutting log in quarters, whereas a tangential flat cut procures a clearly defined pattern because of its interlocked grain.
In this case, we have a natural finishing, showing thebeautiful ofwood by itself, without need dying or treatment to shine. Koto veneer has an inviting clear tone so belonging to natural material. It is in a halfway there between exotic African origin and the warm aesthetic Nordic, with its kind and lightly trend.
Natural Koto is infallible to create opened and warm sensation into the spaces or desings you are working with in.