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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood has a wide range of colors from yellow-brown to dark brown or may be greenish brown / greenish gray & often has stripes of a contrasting darker color, usually dark gray, near-black. Sometimes has an orange cast. Sapwood is yellow white. Very attractive grain/interlocked grain. Texture is fine to medium. Paints, varnishes, stains & finishes very well. Polishes very well & can be brought to a medium to high luster.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Africa
BOTANICAL NAME: Guibourtia ehie
WORKING PROPERTIES: A heavy, tough, strong, wood that is reasonably easy to work with both hand & machine tools. Glues, screws & nails well with good holding power. Sands well & turns well.
USES: Cabinetmaking, furniture, flooring, turning & other decorative applications, particularly where strength, beauty & durability are all assets. In veneer form, Shedua is used for architectural panels, doors, inlays & other quality fittings.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1650