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Wood Properties of Okoume

Okoume Alternative Name 1
Gaboon

Okoume Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Okoume Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Okoume Availability of Wood
Adequate

Okoume Available As Lumber
Yes

Okoume Available as Veneer
Yes

Okoume Available only in small sizes
No

Okoume Bending Strength
Moderate

Okoume Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Okoume Botanical Name
Aucoumea klaineana

Okoume Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Okoume Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Okoume Color of Wood
Pink Brown

Okoume Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Okoume Crushing Strength
Moderate

Okoume Decorative Figure
Yes

Okoume Density
Low

Okoume Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Okoume Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Gluing
Good

Okoume Grain
Mostly Straight

Okoume Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Okoume Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Okoume Hand Tooling
Average

Okoume Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Okoume Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Okoume Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Okoume Interlocked Grain
Yes

Okoume Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Okoume Machine Tools
Average

Okoume Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Okoume Movement after drying
Moderate

Okoume Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Okoume Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Okoume Natural Durability
Non-durable

Okoume Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Planing
Fair

Okoume Polishing
Good

Okoume Pounds per cubic foot maximum
25

Okoume Pounds per cubic foot minimum
25

Okoume Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Okoume Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Okoume Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Okoume Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Okoume Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Okoume Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Specific Gravity
Moderate

Okoume Specific Gravity maximum
.44

Okoume Specific Gravity minimum
.44

Okoume Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Okoume Steam Bending
Poor

Okoume Stiffness
Low

Okoume Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Okoume Texture of the Wood
Intermediate

Okoume Toughness
Insufficient Data Available

Okoume Turning
Fair to Average

Okoume Weight
Light

Okoume Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Okoume Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Okoume Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Okoume Use for Carving
no

Okoume Use for Cooperage
no

Okoume Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Okoume Use for Flooring
no

Okoume Use for Furniture
no

Okoume Use for Handles
no

Okoume Use for Heavy Construction
no

Okoume Use for Inlay
no

Okoume Use for Interior Finish
no

Okoume Use for Light Construction
YES

Okoume Use for Marine Applications
no

Okoume Use for Marquetry
no

Okoume Use for Millwork
YES

Okoume Use for Models and Patterns
no

Okoume Use for Musical Instruments
no

Okoume Use for Novelties
no

Okoume Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Okoume Use for Shingles
no

Okoume Use for Sports Equipment
no

Okoume Use for Turnery
no

Okoume Use for Woodenware
no





     
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