Epitome, Special

Epitome, Special

Trade Name

Etimoe, Tigerwood

Similar Woods

Bubinga, Cupay, Anzem

Origin

West Africa

Range

From Guinea to the Ivory Coast and Ghana to Nigeria. Grows alone and spread throughout the lower tropical rainforests. To some extent also in groups on the Ivory Coast

Uses

Etimoe with its normal wood pattern is hardly used in Central Europe as face veneer more so in Southern Europe but then for inexpensive furniture. Wood patterns, like the one shown on the opposite page, must be considered special logs and are suitable for high quality architectural woodwork.

Colour

Brown