Shedua Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Shedua Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Shedua Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
 
Why Choose Shedua?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Shedua (Guibourtia arnoldiana)

Weight

4

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

1890

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

0.77

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

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Shedua tree grows
Shedua is an exotic wood from Africa

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.
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.
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.
More Shedua!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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2 Total Reviews
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December 12, 2011
5 out of 5
Spectacular knife scale pieces
Review by  Duane from Fuquay Varina, NC
I absolutely love these for making knife handles. Easy to work size and if I split them with a thin bandsaw I can bookmatch my folding knives. When sanded and buffed a little drop of mineral oil really makes them pop!
Recommended
November 24, 2010
5 out of 5
Shedua Review
Review by  Ron Mabe from Ocala, FL USA
I elected to review this sampl to understand the workability for knife handles
Recommended
2 Total Reviews
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