The Ofram tree is a relatively fast growing, common tree in Ghana's tropical forest. It quite likes swampy areas, in fact it grows almost anywhere! The wood is a beautiful timber of contrasts, predominantly a pale colour, but with striking black streaks running through it. It almost seems like the lines are created by the tree sucking up the rich, black fertile soil. Traditionally the wood was used for ceilings and construction, as the pronounced long grain gives an impression of space, and the timber is relatively easy to split down to this grain.