|Similar Woods:||Impa, Ako, Eyong, Obeche (Wawa)|
|Range:||West Africa, from Lyberia through to the Ivory Cpast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.|
|Uses:||Sliced veneer used for door skins and inner surface veneers; rotary veneer used for plywood panels.Used in the furniture industry more as a backing veneer.|
|Properties:||The wood is yellowish-white to cream in color and becomes more yellowish-grey steamed.Koto is very good for printing and staining. Logs must be freshly felled and chemically impregnated.
Veneer and lumber (treated) should be stored in dry, well-ventilated rooms.
|Machining:||Well-sharpened tools are required to produce smooth surfaces due to the interlocking grain.Wet wood tends to become slightly woolly when cut.|
|Seasoning:||The wood must be carefully and slowly dried to avoid surface checking.Drying should take place as soon as possible to avoid blue stain.|
|Finishing:||The wood is excellently suited for staining and polishing when a filler is applied.|
|Jointing:||The wood can be glued very well. Joints are easy to make and hold firmly.|