Lovoa // Lovoa trichiliodes

A beautiful and elegant wood with ribbon figure. The color is somewhat golden and will darken with age.

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Lovoa grows in Africa
map of where Lovoa grows
color of Lovoa
Color Range
From a golden yellow to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks and veins. Color tends to darken with exposure and age.
other names for Lovoa
Other Names
African walnut, Alona wood, Anamenila, Apopo, Benin walnut, Bibolo, Bombulu, Congowood, Dibetou, Dubin biri, Embero, Eyan, Ghana walnut, Lifaki muindo, Lovoa, Lovoa wood, Mpengwa, Nigerian golden walnut, Nigerian walnut, Nivero, Noy
uses for Lovoa
Some Typical Uses
Bedroom suites, Cabinetmaking, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Decorative veneer, Desks, Dining-room furniture, Dowell pins, Dowells, Drawer sides, Excelsior, Figured veneer, Fine furniture, Floor lamps, Furniture , Furniture components, Furniture squares or stock, Hatracks, Joinery, Kitchen cabinets, Living-room suites, Office furniture, Radio, stereo, TV cabinets, Rustic furniture, Stools, Tables , Turnery, Utility furniture, Veneer, Wardrobes
the Lovoa tree
What's the Tree Like?
Lovoa is a massive tree that grows to over 130 feet tall, 48" in diameter and produces a long straight trunk free of branches for 60 feet or more.
Weight

2.83

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-20.95% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

940

Janka Rating
-27.13% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.50

Specific Gravity
-21.88% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak