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ovangkol
Origin of Wood Type:
Africa
Botanical Name:
Guibourtia ehie
Specific Gravity:
.80
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.17
Color Range:
Gold- Brown- Black
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
5" to 24"
Typical Avg. Length:
7' to 14'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Flooring, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Veneer and other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Flitch, Quarter Sawn (Figured)

Other Trade Names:

Shedua, Ovangkol, Mozambique, Amazique, Amazakoue, Amazaquoue, Anokye, Hyeduanini

Description:

Shedua has many names with the most popular being Shedua, Ovangkol, Mozambique and "African Walnut". It is a superior hardwood lumber from Central West Africa, with a lively brown heartwood color and is very dense. The trees are not as large as other species from this region- a three foot diameter log is rare.
*Fine veneers and lumber
*Musical instruments
*Fine furniture

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