Movingue, Figured, QC

SanFoot Movingue Figured QC

Specie Details

Common Names

Movingui, Ayan, Nigerian Satinwood

Scientific Name

Distemonanthus benthamianus


Grain can vary from being straight to interlocked to wavy. Texture is fine and even, with a naturally high luster.


Yellow to orangish brown; color tends to darken with age. Movingui frequently exhibits figured grain patterns such as mottle or ripple.

Notes of Interest

As with so many other lustrous yellow-colored woods, Movingui is frequently referred to as Satinwood. Its yellow color can be quite vibrant, while it can also have highly pronounced mottle figure, making it a favorite for veneering and applications used for accents.

Specie Data

  • Distribution:West Africa
  • Tree Size:100-125 ft (30-38 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
  • Janka Hardness:1,230 lbf (5,470 N)
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