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Fraké wood

Fraké wood is a wonderful choice for wood siding due to its unique properties. It is also known as Limba, Limba noir, Fraké wood, Fraké, or thermo Fraké. This type of wood from Gabon is not naturally particularly durable, but after thermal modification, it achieves sustainability class 1. At Housewood.com, you will find high-quality Fraké wood products that are a perfect fit for your building project.

Properties of Fraké wood

Fraké wood is a popular choice for manufacturing wood facade claddings. It is known for its durability, stability, and striking appearance. The natural patterns in the wood give a slightly more vibrant and darker look to a facade clad with Fraké wood. Additionally, Fraké wood is slightly harder than, for example, Ayous, which also makes it heavier after treatment. Visit our blog page to learn about the differences and similarities between Fraké and Ayous. At Housewood, we exclusively offer thermally modified Fraké wood, which has sustainability class 1 and showcases a robust appearance with prominent wood grain. It is also referred to as African Oak.


  • Sustainability class 1 through thermal modification
  • 100% environmentally friendly enhanced
  • Vibrant and dark appearance
  • Mainly suitable for facade cladding

Thermo Fraké for an extended lifespan

Thermo Fraké is thermally modified Fraké wood that is ideal for facade cladding. At Housewood, we offer high-quality products made from thermally modified Fraké wood with an extended lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements. Normally, Fraké wood has a durability class of 4, which makes it less suitable for facade cladding. Through thermal modification, it achieves a durability class of 1, with a lifespan of 25 years or more. The process reduces wood movement, making it more stable. The warm walnut-brown color and striking lines make thermally modified Fraké wood perfect for distinctive facade cladding. Over time, the wood develops a beautiful, uniform gray patina. Choose Housewood for high-quality, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing thermally modified Fraké facade cladding options.

Fraké wood cladding

A Fraké wood cladding offers a beautiful natural appearance with its warm color and distinctive grain. We offer both horizontal and vertical Fraké wood cladding options, depending on your preferences and design requirements. The wood has been sustainably treated and is environmentally friendly. This is because the thermal process does not involve the use of any chemicals. Additionally, it reduces the need for wood prese

Order Fraké wood at Housewood

At Housewood you can easily order fraké wood for your facade cladding. We offer a wide range of high-quality fraké wood products that will perfectly fit your project. Our ordering process and quote request process are easy, and our experts are available to advise and assist you in choosing the right option. With Housewood you receive high-quality fraké wood and competent advice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fraké Wood

What is Fraké Wood?

Fraké is a type of wood that comes from the Millettia laurentii tree, also known as the Fraké tree. The wood is known for its durability, stability and beautiful color. It is widely used for facade cladding and other exterior applications due to its good properties and aesthetic appeal.

How quickly does Fraké turn gray?

Fraké wood has the natural property of graying over time under the influence of sunlight and weather conditions. The rate of graying can vary, but in general the wood will gradually develop a silvery gray color. This gives the facade cladding a beautiful aged look and does not require any special treatment.

What is Thermo Fraké wood?

Thermo Fraké wood is Fraké wood that has undergone thermal modification. Controlled heating of the wood improves its properties. Thermally modified fracé wood has greater durability, stability and resistance to moisture, mold and insects. It is an excellent choice for long-lasting siding with low maintenance requirements.

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