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1. Hardwood Sawn Timber: Specialize in many hardwood timbers, such as Merbau, Meranti, Ebony, Umbella, Jambire, Panga-Panga, and Pao Ferro. Klin Dried and moulding process can be processed at our factory.

2. Moulding services: we provide cutting and moulding services with shipping to worldwide customers. Our products ranges from poles, cross arms, door frames, decking, truck flooring to furniture wood supply.

3. Hardwood Floor: Our business alliance has various hardwood floor products, ranging from teak, Iroko, Moabi, and merbau.

4. Industrial Used Wood Products: We have different classes of hardwoods available, the popular ones are Merbau, Moabi, Iroko, and etc. In order to fulfill your needs or your customer requirements, we also provide klin dried, and other services at our factory.

5. Veneer: A semi-processed product, is made in the countries of origin Malaysia and Mozambique.

 Sustainable Management Forests

We at Madeiras Alman strongly believe working for forests and trading in timber have to go hand in hand since the future of forests and timber supplies deeply depend on sustainable forest management.

We manage forest concessions in Africa and because forests differ from each other, different operating methods are necessary. Some forests should be completely protected whereas others could be used responsibly for the goods of all human kinds.
We employ appropriate management and extracting methods in the “production forests” so as to ensure their sustained future. We take extreme cares to mitigate our impact during our daily activities. Rather than “out right” cutting or “mining” the forests, selective logging takes place.
 Moulded Wood Profile

We manufacture wood profiles that are of highest quality in various designs, which are used in flooring, decking, constructions, furniture and utility application. Our customers have wide range of selections that they can choose from. These different profiles are Tongue and Grove (T&G), Shiplap, Pencil Edge, Baton, Surface 4 Sides (S4S), Surface 1 side (S1S), Edge 4 Edge (E4E) and even Rough Sawn. We also provide custom-designed wood profiles should you not able to find the right profile of your choice.

The following is a sample list of our molded wood profiles that come with any specific sizes and measurements that you require

Baton (SPWP4000s)

Baton profile come with two chamfered corners on the top. In most cases, this profile is utilized in decking and flooring application.

Pencil Edge (SPWP3000s)

All corners are rounded with 4 sides are planned to give a smooth surface. Pencil Edge is one of the most widely used moulding profiles found in furniture, decking, and flooring application.

Tongue & Groove (SPWP1000s)

Tongue & Groove is a joint made by fitting a tongue on the edge of a board into a matching groove on another board. It is a common profile widely used in flooring, siding, and ceiling. Its design enable stronger and non-slipery jaw action while eliminates nut and bolt failures.

Shiplap (SPWP2000s)

Wooden siding rabbeted so that the edge of one board overlaps the one next to it in a flush joint. Most often, shiplap profile is utilized for flooring and siding application.

Surface-Four-Sides (S4S)

S4S profile are made from timbers dressed by moulder to give a smooth surface on four sides. This profile is commonly found in furnitures, framing and other utilitarian uses.

Surface-One-Side (S1S)

Contrasting to S4S, S1S profile has only smoothened surface on one side while the remaining three sides are remained undressed. It is normally used for flooring, decking, and furniture application where only one side of the wood profile is exposed.

Rough Sawn

Rough Sawn is undressed sawn timber which has not been planed or otherwise machined. It is mostly used for construction and utility application.

 * Other specifications are available upon request.




 Family:              Leguminosae

Other Names:    Imbila, Mebila, Tondo, Kiaat

Distribution:       Mozambique , Tansania , Zambia , zimbabwe and South Africa .

The Tree:           The tree grows to a height of 50 ft (15m) sometimes 70 ft (21m) and a diameter of 2 ft (0.6m).

The Timber:       The oatmeal colored sapwood is clearly defined from the heartwood, which matures into a golden-brown with irregular darket chocolate-brown stripes.

Seasoning:         Dries ver well. Small movement in service.

Durability:         The wood is very durable, resistant to insect, fungus and marine borers.

Workability:      The timber works easily with both hand and machine tools. Can be easily nailed or screwed. Works to a fine finish. Glues well. Takes a high polish and varnish.

Uses:                Excellent timber used mainly for furniture, joinery and decorative veneer. Also suitable for general construction work and for marine uses. 

Physical Properties:

Density Kg/m3

Density at 12% moisture contact                                       636               Light

Density based on weight overn-dry and green volume     558

Volumetric shrinkage from green to ovendry                     6.4                Small Shrinkage

Unit radial shrinkage                                                          0.13

Unit tangential shrinkage                                                  0.21

Unit tangential shrinkage                                                  0.21

Fiber saturation point (per cent)                                        17                 Low

Mechanical Properties:

Properties                                                                         Average

Modulus of rupture N/mm2                                                135               Medium strength

Stiffness quotient                                                              30.6              Medium stiffness

Bending quotient                                                               20.2

Toughness                                                                         0.31              Low toughness

Impact quotient                                                                 0.60              High fragility

Maximum crushing strength N/mm2                                   47                 Medium strength

Maximum strength N/mm2                                                 2.2                Low strength

Hardness number                                                              5.4                Medium Hard




Family:              Leguminosae (legume)

Other Names:   Pod-Mahogany, mahogany bean, peulmanhonia, mkehli.

Distribution:     The species Afzelia can be found in the West, Central, and East African regions of sub-Saharan Africa . The species A. quanzensis is distributed in both lowland rain and dry forest and savannas in the coastal belt of eastern Africa from Kenya to Mozambique and South Africa .

The Tree:          This is a very large and spreading tree raching heights of 70-80 ft (21-24m). However, its straight bole rarely exceeds 12-20 ft (3.7-6.1m). Its    diameter can swell to 4 ft (1.2m) in ideal growing conditions. The greenish-gray bark tends to flake in circular patches giving the tree a distinctive pitted effect. The leaves are alternate, compound, with 4-6 pairs of opposite or nearly opposite oblong-elliptic leaflets. The fruit is a large, flat, dark brown, thickly wooded pod. Embedded in a white pith inside the pod are 6-10 distinctive dark blackish-brown seeds. The seeds are used for necklaces and sold as curios.

The Timber:      It is light-colored when freshly sawn and turns to a rich reddish-brown when exposed to the air. It has the appearance of a dense grade of a beautiful mahogany (Swietenia spp.). The texture is medium to coarse with an interlocking grain. Afzelia weighs 47-50 alb/ft3 (753-801 kg/m3). It is obtainable in wide boards buth the lengths are generally short. It lacks a characteristic taste or odor. The wood is related and somewhat similar to the Inti sia spp., a testimony to its beauty and usefulness.

Seasoning:       Afzelia is stable when seasoned. It dries slowly with very little or no degrade.

Durability:        The wood is very durable and moderately resistant to termite attacks. As with many other woods, the sapwood is vulnerable to power post beetles. Its real glory is that it is resistant to the teredo in maritime applications.

Workability:     Because this wood is relatively hard, all tooling for its maching must be appropriate and cutting edges sharp and angled properly. Its interlocking grain may be troublesome. It finishes well and takes a high polish.

Uses:                 This high-strength and durable timer is used for high-class joinery in both Indoor and outdoor applications. It is especially attractive when used for doors, window frames, floors and staircases. In its native locale it is a favorite for highly ornamental carved doors and chests.                                          

Physical Properties:

Density Kg/m3


Density at 12% moisture contact                                  790              Heavy

Density based on weight oven-dry and green volume 692

Volumetric shrinkage from green to oven-dry               6.8               Small Shrinkage

Unit radial shrinkage                                                     0.17

Unit tangential shrinkage                                             0.18

Fiber saturation point (per cent)                                   17                Low


Mechanical Properties:

Properties                                                    Average


Modulus of rupture N/mm2                           110                              Medium strength

Stiffness quotient                                         35.8                             Medium stiffness

Bending quotient                                          13.9                             Low

Toughness                                                    0.14                             Low toughness

Impact quotient                                            0.22                             High fragility

Maximum crushing strength N/mm2              61                                Medium strength

Maximum strength N/mm2                            2.6                               Medium strength

Hardness number                                         7.2                               Hard





Family:               Leguminosae (legume)

Other Names:    Panga-Panga, Jambrie, Messara

Distribution:      East Africa

The Tree:          Millettia stuhlmenii and Milettia laurentil (Wenge) come from trees of modest size, reaching 60 ft (18m) in height and logs with 1’8" (50cm) to 2’-0" (60cm) in diameter.

The Timber:      Panga Panga and wenge have similar properties, both are brown to almost black with a distinctive appearance due to lines of paler tissue. They are coarse and somewhat variable in texture, but the grain is usually straight. Both are dense woods, panga panga being 10% and wenge 20% heavier than Oak. Panga panga weighs 60lb/ft3 (800 kg/m3) when seasoned. It is reported that Panga Panga keeps its color better than Wenge.     

Seasoning:       Both dry slowly and require care to avoid surface checking, but generally the degrade is minimal. The wood is stable in use.

Durability:         The wood is very durable; very resistant to insects and fungal attack. Sapwood moderately permeable to preservative treatments.

Workability:     Hard to saw and plane. Nails are difficult to drive and cannot be screwed without drilling. Glues well. Polishes well and takes a high varnish.

Uses:               Used principally for furniture, flooring, veneer and decorative constuctions.

Physical Properties:

Density Kg/m3

Density at 12% moisture contact                                 825               Heavy

Density based on weight oven-dry and green volume                     714

Volumetric shrinkage from green to oven-dry              9.9                Small Shrinkage

Unit radial shrinkage                                                    0.20

Unit tangential shrinkage                                            0.32

Fiber saturation point (per cent)                                  18                 Low        

Mechanical Properties:

Properties                                                                   Average

Modulus of rupture N/mm2                                          152               Medium strength

Stiffness quotient                                                        30.2              Medium stiffness

Bending quotient                                                         18.4              Medium

Toughness                                                                   0.43              Medium toughness

Impact quotient                                                           0.62              High fragility

Maximum crushing strength N/mm2                             69                 Medium strength

Maximum strength N/mm2                                           2.3                Low strength

Hardness number                                                        10.7              Very hard


Pau-Ferro / PAO ROSA




Botanical / Scientific /     Swartzia fistuloides                                   

Latin name

Origin:                            (Regions Africa) West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa

Colour:                           Pink brown, striped with red brown bands

Natural durability:          Durable

Characteristics Grain:    Slightly interlocked; Texture: fine to medium; Silver figure: -

Uses:                             Sliced veneers for decoration and cabinet works, high-class    furniture, Table Top and musical instrument (Xylophone) etc

Working properties:      Power required for sawing, slow drying, machining: difficulties    due to irregular grain, good gluing, good finishing

Numerical Values

Category                                                Green                       Dry


Bending Strength                                    1207                       1739     kg/cm2

Max. Crushing Strength                                                            908     kg/cm2

Stiffness                                                                                   178     1k kg/cm2

Specific Gravity                                        0.82                                      

Weight                                                    1122                       1206      kg/cm3

Density (Air dry)                                                                       978      kg/cm3

Radial Shrinkage (G->OD)                                                            4      %

Tangential Shrink. (G->OD)                                                          6      %

Volumetric Shrink. (G->OD)                                                        11      %

  General comments:        Attractive heavy species used for high class furniture. Also used as substitute for Rosewood from Burma .



Panga Panga (Wenge)



Botanical / Scientific /     Milettia laurentii                       

Latin name

Origin:    (Regions Africa) Central Africa

Colour:   Yellowish brown toning down to purplish brown, with pink–brown  thin stripes

Natural durability: Very durable

Characteristics Grain: Straight to slightly interlocked; Texture: coarse; Silver figure: -

Uses:      Domestic and heavy duty flooring, high class furniture, turnery, Knife handles    and brush backs, sliced veneers for decoration and cabinet work, interior fittings

Woking properties:   Power required for sawing, slow drying, machining; difficulties    due to hardness, special precaution needed in gluing, nailing difficult, finishing good    with wax products.

Numerical Values

Category                                                Green                       Dry

   Bending Strength                                    1032                       1548      kg/cm2

   Max. Crushing Strength                          443                           724       kg/cm2

Stiffness                                                  145                           166      1k kg/cm2

Hardness                                                                                 739       kg

Shearing Strength                                                                   171       kg/cm2

Specific Gravity                                        0.72                         0.91                                 

Weight                                                    1154                         913       kg/cm3

Density (Air dry)                                                                       865       kg/cm3

Radial Shrinkage (G->OD)                                                            3       %

Tangential Shrink. (G->OD)                                                          6       %



Timber is black / brownish in colour, with whitish grains. Very nice luxury decor but heavy (870 kg at 12% mc). Used for carvings, indoors decorative contraction, parquet, knife grips or music 12% mc). Also used for carvings, indoors decorative contraction, parquet, knife grips or music instrument components.



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