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Shedua (Botanical: Guibourtia arnoldiana)

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Shedua By The Numbers:

4.00
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
11.73% heavier than red oak
1890
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
46.51% harder than red oak
0.77
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
20.31% more dense than red oak

Shedua Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Shedua Wood Characteristics

Moderately 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 of Shedua

Color Range

The heartwood is described to vary from yellow brown to dark brown or chocolate brown, with gray to almost black stripes.
other names for Shedua

Other Names

Benge, Benzi, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, M'Penze, Mbenge, Mutenye, Olive walnut, Ovang, Waka, Mozambique
uses for Shedua

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, flooring, veneer, guitars and musical instruments, jewelry boxes, decorative projects.
the Shedua tree

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
map of where this wood grows

Shedua Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$9.00 /ea.
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Buy Shedua Hardwood Sample

Shedua Hardwood Sample
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$12.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Shedua 4/4 Lumber

Shedua 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$172.69 /Pack
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Buy Shedua 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Shedua 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$317.59 /Pack
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Buy Shedua 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Shedua 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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$2.00 /ea.
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Buy Shedua Pen Blanks

Shedua Pen Blanks
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Buy Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack

Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack
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