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Ovangkol heartwood is yellow-brown to chocolate-brown with greyish to almost black streaks or grains. The outer heartwood is more intensively coloured than the inner. In the case of older trees, darker wood with black veins occurs more often than in younger ones. In view of the above, the markings of Ovangkol can vary a great deal, from a grey nutty colour to attractively grained and/or veined. The sapwood, which is 40-80 mm thick is grey-yellow in colour, which becomes greyish when dry. Freshly cut, the wood has an unattractive sour smell which disappears gradually when dried.

Properties of this timber species

• Botanical name: Guibourtia ehie
• ATIBT name: Ovèngkol
• Other names: Amazakoué

• As veneer for furniture and wall panelling
• Solid for interior and exterior panelling, door and window frames, stairs, parquet, shelving, luxury objects, sculptures and turned goods

• Resistance to fungi: class 2 (durable)
• Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)

• (720)-780-(820) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
• Fresh 1000-1100 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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