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