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 8′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
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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