|Scientific Name:||Guibourtia ehie|
|Location:||tropical West Africa|
|Crushing Strength:||9,320lbf /in2|
Ovangkol has a heartwood which has varying shades of yellowish to reddish brown with darker brown, gray, or black stripes. The wide sapwood has a pale yellow color. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Ovangkol is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is fairly easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well.