Scientific Name: Guibourtia ehie
Location: tropical West Africa
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,330lbf
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.