Botanical name: Aucoumea klaineana Pierre.

General description:
Okoumé is a pale-pink wood. Sometimes it is irregular, but it has mainly a straight grain. Sapwood and heartwood are clearly different. The sapwood is tight; with a greyish colour while the heartwood is salmon pink more or less dark.

Specific weight: dried 650 kg / m³

Mechanical properties:
Static bending strength: 650 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 450 kg / cm²

Histological Structure:
Grain: straight, sometimes interlocked or wavy.
Texture: medium.

Treatability: little treatable

Sawing: difficult.
Drying: fast.
Planing: pay attention when it has a interlocked grain that it will change the result.
Gluing: easy.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Finishing: easy.

Main uses: Furniture, windows, decorative veneers.


Available Dimensions

Thickness Square edged, unedged Lengths Quality
27-52-65-80 square edged 2100+ FAS
27-52-65-80 square edged 1200/2000 FAS