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Anegre

Pouteria altissima
Also known as |
Aniegre|Anigre|Aninguerie
Anegre Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Indigenous to the tropical regions of East Africa and West Africa, as far south as Angola.¬† Anegre has been used primarily as an interior wood; it is decidedly non-durable, and thus not recommended for outdoor applications. The wood’s aesthetics can vary greatly, as Anegre is comprised of three separate species within the Pouteria genus. Its colors can range from pale yellowish to orangish-brown wood, to a pale pinkish-brown, sometimes with additional highlight coloration. Anegre typically darkens to a golden-to reddish brown over time, with repeated UV ray exposure. The heartwood and sapwood of Anegre are usually not distinguishable from each other.

Anegre has a medium texture with closed pores similar to Maple.  The species is easy to work with both hand and power tools.
Examples can be quite beautiful — and sometimes stunning, with curly and mottled figuring being not uncommon. Its hues tend to be generally pastel in nature, so it makes a very complimentary, aesthetically unimposing wood for a variety of interior applications. Grains are typically straight but can occasionally be interlocked. Its texture is medium and it has a nice natural luster.

Anigre is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but some species are reported by the IUCN as being “conservation dependent.” Essentially, from the IUCN’s perspective, if any of the current conservation programs protecting these respective species were to cease it would likely result in their rendering a “vulnerable” or “endangered” Red List status.

Why We Love This Wood

Formerly classified in the genus "Aningeria," Anigre is currently placed in the Pouteria genus. Depending on specific species, Anegre has varying degrees of silica content. While possessing a moderate hardness and density, it has generally cooperative working properties, but can gum up cutters and blades.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupYellow / White
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF2.8
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3550
    Janka Hardness - LBF990
    Janka Hardness - N4380
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    Anegre-Standard-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
    Standard
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    5.95
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    Anegre-Standard-5/4Lumber

    5/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    5.95
    bf
    no
    Anegre-Standard-6/4Lumber

    6/4 Lumber

    Standard
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    7.5
    bf
    no
    Anegre-Standard-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    Standard
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    8
    bf
    no
    Anegre-Standard-4/4Lumber-figured

    4/4 Lumber – figured

    Standard
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    8.45
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    no
    Anegre-Standard-5/4Lumber-figured

    5/4 Lumber – figured

    Standard
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    8.45
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    no
    Anegre-Standard-6/4Lumber-figured

    6/4 Lumber – figured

    Standard
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    10
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    no
    Anegre-Standard-8/4Lumber-figured

    8/4 Lumber – figured

    Standard
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    10.5
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    no

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    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1032
    46.13 × 4.44 × 0.88 in

    Nice board

    $14.89

    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1032
    46.13 × 4.44 × 0.88 in

    $14.89

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1032
    46.13 × 4.44 × 0.88 in

    $14.89

    Anegre

    NIce board

    ANEGRE1030
    43.19 × 4.06 × 0.88 in

    NIce board

    $12.75

    Anegre

    NIce board

    ANEGRE1030
    43.19 × 4.06 × 0.88 in

    $12.75

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1030
    43.19 × 4.06 × 0.88 in

    $12.75

    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1029
    48.38 × 4.38 × 0.88 in

    Nice board

    $15.41

    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1029
    48.38 × 4.38 × 0.88 in

    $15.41

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1029
    48.38 × 4.38 × 0.88 in

    $15.41

    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1025
    42.25 × 5 × 0.94 in

    Nice board

    $15.36

    Anegre

    Nice board

    ANEGRE1025
    42.25 × 5 × 0.94 in

    $15.36

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1025
    42.25 × 5 × 0.94 in

    $15.36

    Anegre

    Wormholes

    ANEGRE1021
    36.69 × 4.25 × 1 in

    Wormholes

    $11.34

    Anegre

    Wormholes

    ANEGRE1021
    36.69 × 4.25 × 1 in

    $11.34

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1021
    36.69 × 4.25 × 1 in

    $11.34

    Anegre

    Wormholes

    ANEGRE1019
    35.69 × 4.63 × 1 in

    Wormholes

    $10.92

    Anegre

    Wormholes

    ANEGRE1019
    35.69 × 4.63 × 1 in

    $10.92

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1019
    35.69 × 4.63 × 1 in

    $10.92

    Anegre

    Wormholes, Defects

    ANEGRE1018
    35.25 × 4.38 × 0.94 in

    Wormholes, Defects

    $10.21

    Anegre

    Wormholes, Defects

    ANEGRE1018
    35.25 × 4.38 × 0.94 in

    $10.21

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1018
    35.25 × 4.38 × 0.94 in

    $10.21

    Anegre
    Wane
    ANEGRE1013
    55.69 × 6.44 × 1.25 in

    Wane

    $32.60

    Anegre
    Wane
    ANEGRE1013
    55.69 × 6.44 × 1.25 in

    $32.60

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1013
    55.69 × 6.44 × 1.25 in

    $32.60

    Anegre
    Checks, Cracks
    ANEGRE1011
    51.56 × 6 × 1.25 in

    Checks, Cracks

    $25.57

    Anegre
    Checks, Cracks
    ANEGRE1011
    51.56 × 6 × 1.25 in

    $25.57

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1011
    51.56 × 6 × 1.25 in

    $25.57

    Anegre
    Crack one end one edge.
    ANEGRE1008
    48.125 × 5.875 × 1.25 in

    Crack one end one edge.

    $23.36

    Anegre
    Crack one end one edge.
    ANEGRE1008
    48.125 × 5.875 × 1.25 in

    $23.36

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1008
    48.125 × 5.875 × 1.25 in

    $23.36

    Anegre
    Cracks and checks
    ANEGRE1006
    42.187 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    Cracks and checks

    $30.59

    Anegre
    Cracks and checks
    ANEGRE1006
    42.187 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    $30.59

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1006
    42.187 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    $30.59

    Anegre
    Cracks along one edge.
    ANEGRE1005
    54.5 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    Cracks along one edge.

    $48.30

    Anegre
    Cracks along one edge.
    ANEGRE1005
    54.5 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    $48.30

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1005
    54.5 × 9.75 × 1.25 in

    $48.30

    Anegre
    Clear two face.
    ANEGRE1004
    67.875 × 5.25 × 0.937 in

    Clear two face.

    $25.91

    Anegre
    Clear two face.
    ANEGRE1004
    67.875 × 5.25 × 0.937 in

    $25.91

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1004
    67.875 × 5.25 × 0.937 in

    $25.91

    Anegre
    Slight twist in board.
    ANEGRE1002
    48.312 × 6.687 × 0.937 in

    Slight twist in board.

    $21.36

    Anegre
    Slight twist in board.
    ANEGRE1002
    48.312 × 6.687 × 0.937 in

    $21.36

    Anegre
    ANEGRE1002
    48.312 × 6.687 × 0.937 in

    $21.36

    Other Species

    Osage Orange - Argentine

    This South American species is closely related to the domestic Osage Orange.  The lumber it yields is typically a bit cleaner with less defects.  It is pretty hard and dense making it tough on tools, but it turns and finishes well.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, carving, crafting, inlay, specialty items
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    Common Uses
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    Tamarind - Spalted

    Spalted Tamarind comes from South East Asia.   The decay/spalting gives the wood awesome spiderweb type patterns that add character and excitement to its appearance.  The spalting is most prevalent in the sapwood which is prone to attack from bugs and fungus which cause it.

    It is moderately difficult to work, but turns and finishes well.  Sometimes the rot is more endemic than is obvious from looking at the surface of the lumber result in some wastage (lost pieces).

    Take care to use good dust collection and a dust mask, as the fungal spores add more to the air than dust alone.

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, inlay, specialty items, turnings
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    Chakte Viga

    This vibrant Central America wood can features primary colors ranging from orange to golden brown (with gold, red and sometimes even green accent coloration). It is thought to be the closest relative to Brazilwood (famous for its use in stringed-instrument bows), and Chakte Viga shares many of the same acoustic properties. Grains are straight, but sometimes interlocked — otherwise, this wood works easily, and finishes well. It has a fine texture and excellent natural luster. Sap is a pale off-white to pale yellow.

    Chakte Viga is a wood that has been starting to emerge from relative obscurity over the last decade or so, being one of the lesser-known and -demanded woods from the tropical Central America region. We feel it has a huge untapped potential as a guitar tonewood, as well as in fine furniture production in the US. The wood has some very subtle aesthetics, sometimes exhibiting a 3D-like shimmering chatoyance after being finished with clear lacquer.

    Common Uses:
    fine furniture, furniture, inlay, turnings
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    Common Uses
    chakte-viga
    Longhi

    Longhi is an African wood with similar working properties to its more well-known cousin, Anegre. Its color varies from a greyish-white to beige to pinkish-brown color, which slightly darkens with age and UV-ray exposure. Its generally light appearance makes sapwood difficult to distinguish. Its grains are typical straight (though occasionally interlocked) and its texture ranges between fine and medium-fine. It can sometimes possess mottled or subtle tiger-striped figuring.

    The wood must be carefully dried, as it is susceptible to fungus. It is considered to be moderately durable, and moderately stable. Longhi has a solid strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it a popular choice for flooring and decking.

    Common Uses:
    cabinetry, decking, flooring, furniture
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    Common Uses
    longhi
    Birch - Yellow

    Heartwood can vary from pale yellow to a light, muted reddish brown; sapwood is grayish-white. There are many species of Birch, worldwide; it is one of the most popular woods, ironically, for both veneer and utility applications. Figured pieces are the more desirable for veneer, with wide, dramatic curly figuring (similar to Cherry) decorating the surface.

    American Birch works easily — it turns, glues and finishes well — although most boards have very little natural luster. It’s a versatile wood that can be used for a number of different applications, but it needs to be protected, as the wood will decay when exposed to the elements. (… and if left unprotected will rot.)

    Common Uses:
    boxmaking, cabinetry, crafting, flooring, furniture
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    Common Uses
    birch-yellow
    Alder

    Considered to be the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Red Alder has long been used in the region for furniture and cabinetry production — as well as being a popular choice for electric guitar bodies dating back to when the instrument first went into mass production, in the 1950’s. Ranging in color from a light tan to reddish brown, Alder has a soft, lightweight stature — which makes the wood very easy to work, and it finishes and glues well.

    Red Alder is usually sold in two different grades: knotty, and clear. Clear grades are most desired by cabinet and furniture crafters. Many such tradesmen compare the wood’s cooperative disposition to that of Black Cherry.

    Although technically a hardwood, care must be taken with Alder until finished as its surface can be rather soft (thus, denting easily). The wood is decidedly non-durable, so confining its use to indoor applications and treating the wood with some type of hardening finish (such as lacquer) is recommended.

    Common Uses:
    cabinetry, lutherie, millwork, musical Instruments
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