Azobe (Ekki) is a stunning and extremely dense and durable African hardwood. With its unrivalled strength and beautiful red/brown colour, darkening to a dark red/chocolatey brown after exposure, these Azobe (Ekki) Sleepers are truly a sleeper like no other.
Being one of the tightest grained woods in the world, the life expectancy of these sleepers is several times that of oak in a like for like application. Without treatment or preservative, these sleepers can last up to 100 years!
With its inherent cross laced grain and air-dried finish, the timbers naturally resist to open up as the timber dries, therefore offering brilliant resistance to splitting, making them perfect for a multitude of landscaping purposes.
PEFC and FSC certified, you can be assured that these sleepers are responsibly cropped from sustainable African forests.