Walnut, African (Lovoa, trichilioides)
Similiar Woods: Sapele (grain)
Trade Names: Dibetou, African Walnut, Tigerwood, Golden Walnut
Range: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabo, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania
Uses: Furniture, paneling.
Properties: A tan specie often referred to as "blond sapeli" with which it has a similar ribbon stripe. It is not a true walnut although itâ€™s strength properties are nearly the same.
Machining: Works well with machine and hand tools.
Seasoning: African Walnut has a tendency to split when drying. Warping is not an issue when drying.