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
Static bending strength: 650 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 450 kg / cm²
Grain: straight, sometimes interlocked or wavy.
Treatability: little treatable
Planing: pay attention when it has a interlocked grain that it will change the result.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Furniture, windows, decorative veneers.
||Square edged, unedged