African Walnut

African Walnut (Lovoa trichilioides)

 

Common Names: African Walnut

 

Distribution: West Tropical Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a golden yellow to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks and veins. Sapwood is a medium yellow to light gray and is generally narrow. African Walnut also displays a ribbon-stripe figuring on quartersawn surfaces, similar to Sapele.

 

Janka Hardness: 940 lbf

 

Density: 2.83 lbf

 

Allergies/Toxicity: African Walnut has been reported to cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation, as well as other systemic effects.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, flooring, furniture, cabinetry and turned objects.

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