Monday, June 3, 2013

Ovagkol (Guibourtia Ehie)

Status: Vulnerable (Threatened) and available.

Other Common Names: Amazique, Mozambique, Shedua

Native to Tropical Western Africa, these members of the Fabaceae family (Guibourtia) can grow to 150 feet in height and 5 feet in diameter. .

Color is yellowish brown to Reddish, often with darker streaks.

Medium to Coarse texture, machines well and turns well but can contain silica.  Specific Gravity: .67-.84. Avg. Dry Weight:  53 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Turnings, Musical Instruments.

Ovagkol (Guibourtia Ehie)

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