Shedua (Botanical: Guibourtia arnoldiana)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Shedua - all products are listed at bottom
Shedua By The Numbers:
Shedua Compared to Red Oak:
Shedua Wood CharacteristicsModerately coarse, and interlocked grain that produces striped and, sometimes, curly figure. Also called Ovangkol, often sold for highly figured veneers. Hard, heavy and takes a glass-like finish.
Color RangeThe heartwood is described to vary from yellow brown to dark brown or chocolate brown, with gray to almost black stripes.
Other NamesBenge, Benzi, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, M'Penze, Mbenge, Mutenye, Olive walnut, Ovang, Waka, Mozambique
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, flooring, veneer, guitars and musical instruments, jewelry boxes, decorative projects.
What's the Tree Like?Impressive mature trees are reported to reach heights of 100 to 150 feet, with trunk diameters of 4 to 7 feet. The trees are usually unbuttressed and produce boles that are reported to be well-formed, straight, and clear of branches to 50 to 100 feet. The Shedua tree grows in Africa - Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria
Shedua Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Shedua Hardwood Sample
Shedua 4/4 Lumber
Shedua 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Shedua 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Shedua Pen Blanks
Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack