OKOUME

Aucoumea klaineana

Okoume - West Africa

OKOUME

Origin West Africa
Availability Square edged planks air dried / Kiln dried
Colour Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Usage Veneers for interior of plywood, sliced veneer, formwork, molding, interior paneling, veneer for back or face of plywood, blockboard, boxes and crates, interior joinery, current furniture or furniture components
Durability Moderate Durable
Density 440 kg/m³ KD
Movement in Service Medium
Machining Easy
Thicknesses 25 mm to  75 mm
Specification Width 150 to 400 mm
Length 2400 to 5000 mm
Basic Price Level Moderate-High: Contact for pricing
Summary The timber does not tend to split and has a good stability. Even interlocked grain can be planed smoothly with aid of sharp tools. The Silica content in the wood can cause a blunting effect on the tools. Pre-drilling is recommended. Positive experience is available regarding the gluing and finishing.

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