(Tropical) wood from maritime applications

Tropical hardwood was, and to a lesser extent still is, widely used for many maritime applications. Ship's timbers, mooring posts, sheet piling, etc. consist largely of azobé, especially in the Netherlands, and to a lesser extent of other wood species such as Douglas. This type of wood is naturally very resistant to moisture and high loads and is therefore very suitable for (but not limited to) outdoor use. Reclaimed marine timber is mainly found on the Dutch and Belgian reclamation markets.