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Doussie - wood, parquet, profileDoussie is a tree from tropical Africa, mainly found in Angola, Gabon, Ghana, the Congo, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.
The trees are over 30 meters high.
The narrow sapwood of the Doussie is light gray to whitish. The heartwood, however, is brown, in older trees to red. The wood is rotating. The pores are scattered and usually arranged in short radial rows. The heartwood has beautiful surfaces and a great color. When the wood is planed, it creates a dull shine.
The wood is heavy. It should be dried slowly, then it hardly fades. Doussie has a good stamina. The wood is weatherproof, resistant to fungal and insect attack, mainly against termites and shipworm. A special feature is that it is acid-resistant. The wood is firm, dense and elastic. It is hard-fined, hard to split and off
and too contradictory.
Because of its low shrinkage, the wood of the Doussie is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. It makes stairs, windows, doors, sports hall flooring, acid tanks, laboratory benches and the like. Also in shipbuilding and hydraulic engineering Doussie is used.
The wood of the Doussie is also used as a substitute for oak and teak wood.
Doussie is one of the most beautiful red parquet woods. This comes mainly from the elegant grain of the wood. This unfolds wavy and partly alternating rotation, especially in larger widths and
Lengths. The parquet exudes a warm, comfortable and very comfortable character. It can be combined well with other furniture woods.
Parquet from Doussie is very elegant and comfortable. It is also one of the best technical woods. It reacts only slightly and very slowly to moisture fluctuations. Therefore, the wood is especially suitable for underfloor heating and bathrooms.