Shedua » Guibourtia arnoldiana

Why Shedua?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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

Amazique, 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
Weight

4.00

lbs /Bd. Ft.
11.73% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1890

Janka Rating (?)
46.51% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.77

Specific Gravity (?)
20.31% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Shedua:

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


 
Shedua Hardwood Sample
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Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$9.00 /ea.

Shedua 4/4 Lumber
Shedua 4/4 Lumber
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Ratings Snapshot
4.667
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$14.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Shedua 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Shedua 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$195.00 /Pack

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Shedua 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Shedua 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$359.00 /Pack

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Shedua Pen Blanks
Shedua Pen Blanks
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  • Width: 3/4'' square

$2.00 /ea.

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