Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterModerately 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 NamesAmazique, Benge, 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
4lbs /Bd. Ft.
1890Janka Rating (?)
0.77Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Shedua:
Ease of Finishing