Okoume

okoume-s

Scientific Name: Aucoumea klaineana
Location: central Africa
Dried Weight: 27lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 400lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,250lbf /in2

 

Okoume has a heartwood with a pale pink to light brown color which will darken with age. The sapwood is a grayish white color. The grain is straight to wavy or slightly interlocked and it has a medium texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Okoume is rated as non-durable in regards to decay. The wood has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. It glues, and finishes well.

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