Gedu Nohor Hardwood

Gedu Nohor

Gedu nohor wood, also known by its botanical name Entandrophragma angolense (Meliaceae), is a versatile timber with a range of uses. The heartwood is a plain, dull red-brown, or occasionally pinkie-brown, which darkens to a deeper red-brown when exposed to light. It is characterized by a moderately crossed or interlocked grain, with a fairly uniform medium texture and a dull gloss. Gedu nohor can contain copious amounts of gum, and the sapwood ranges from cream to pale pink.

Gedu nohor is suitable for furniture, joinery, shop fitting, and many other applications. It is an ideal choice for those looking for a durable and aesthetically pleasing timber. Gedu nohor is currently available from sustainable and legal sources, so it is easy to find a reliable supplier.

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Also Called:
Abeubegne, Edinam, Dongomanguila, Entandrophragma Mahogany, Tiama, Lifaki, Vovo,

Durability Notes:
Gedu nohor wood has some durability but is considered non durable and not suited for exterior applications

The drying and seasoning of Gedu Nohor is dependant on a number of factors; the speed in which it is processed after felling and logging, the method of drying and the specific kilns or location (if air dried). Generally the care taken by those processing the wood will have an impact on its drying and seasoning. As an overview; Gedu Nohor - dries slowly but fairly easily,. If dried too fast it can check and split. There is small to medium movement in service. Please note that all wood is liable to move when in service plus there can be dimensional change. The extent of this will depend on; the stability of the species itself, the conditions it is exposed to, the coating, decoration and protection. You will find more information about the suitability of this wood, for any proposed application, by using our interactive system and the filters shown.

Gedu Nohor wood is of medium density, has low resistance to shock loads and low bending strength, medium crushing strength and very low stiffness. Gedu nohor works well with hand tools, except that interlocked grain may have a tendency to lift. There is a tolerable blunting effect on tools. The wood nails and screws adequately and stains, polishes and paints well.

Typical Uses:
Furniture, Cabinetry, Flooring, Veneer, Interior Trim, Exterior Trim, Musical Instruments, Boat Building, Turning, Carving.

Moisture Content:
Guide - 10-18% for KD (+/- 2%)

Commonly asked questions about Gedu nohor Wood

Is Gedu nohor a hardwood or a softwood? Gedu nohor is a hardwood. It is the same for; is Gedu nohor hardwood or softwood? - Gedu nohor is a hardwood.

Most groups/families of species share the same characteristics but this normally relates to their life as plants. Individual species do not always share the same characteristics as their relatives, in terms of the wood. Many factors influence how we use the wood and what we use it for, including where it grows, how it is forested, how it seasons/dries, etc. The answers to the following common questions, therefore relate to this particular species/wood and not the Gedu nohor family as a whole. Even more specific – our answers relate to the wood (as we know it) in its form as a useable resource.

What colour is Gedu nohor? Gedu nohor can be described as brown, dark brown, red, orange

Is Gedu nohor good for outdoor use? or is Gedu nohor good for exterior use? Gedu nohor is most suited for internal/interior use. Gedu nohor should not be used as an exterior/external timber (without treatment).

Whether the wood is naturally durable or not we would still recommend that it is decorated and/or coated with a suitable product to provide protection and/or maintain its appearance. This even applies when using the wood internally as, even subtle, changes in temperature or humidity will affect the wood. This will depend on the application/purpose of the wood and the user’s desired appearance. We also recommend that a recoating, care and maintenance programme is adhered to, for the life of an exterior wood. Wood cannot rot if it is kept dry – coatings and decoration can provide this protection. All of that said there are many durable timbers that are often left to weather naturally and will last for many years untreated/coated – movement and visual changes will occur but this is sometimes the desired effect. All wood is hygroscopic (it 'wants' to be in tune with its environment) it will therefore take on water from moisture in the air (or when directly exposed to or submerged in water) and ‘release it’ when dry or exposed to heat. This, inevitably, results in movement and dimensional change. For more about moisture in wood please click here - Moisture in wood

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