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Woodworking in Nairobi, Kenya #3: What I have learned in one year in Nairobi

07-22-2019 12:17 AM by LukeCan | 1 comment »

I almost forgot about my blog and this forum until someone responded to a project picture I posted. So for those who are interested and those who move to Nairobi here is what I have learned so far about doing woodworking in Nairobi. 1. There are basically two kinds of wood you can get in Nairobi regularly: Mahogany (sapelle mainly) and Cyprus. Logging is illegal in Kenya at the moment so all the wood comes from Uganda. At least for now. They might ban logging too. 2. Lots of places sell wood but the wood sits in the open exposed to sun and rain. It’s really wonky and warped. Best place to find quality wood in Nairobi is in the industrial area where the wood is stored under a r...

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