ovangkol wood, shedua wood


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

Characteristics of Ovangkol

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Guibourtia ehie
Specific Gravity 0.8
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 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Flooring, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Veneer and other uses
Lumber Grades Flitch, Quartersawn (Figured)
Other Trade Names Shedua, Ovangkol, Mozambique, Amazique, Amazakoue, Amazaquoue, Anokye, Hyeduanini

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