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Okoume
Okoume

TREE DATA: The tree is tall and large, with a normal height of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 m), sometimes up to 200 feet (60 m), and a trunk diameter of 36 to 96 inches (90 to 240 cm). It usually produces a slightly curved but cylindrical bole that is clear of branches to 70 feet (21 m) and above.

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is white or pale gray, and not clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is salmon pink to light pinkish brown, or reddish brown. Exposure to light is reported to bring a gradual change to the color, which eventually attains an appearance similar to the mahoganies.

COMMON USES: BlockboardCabinetmaking, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Figured veneer, Fine furniture, Furniture , Furniture components, Joinery, Paneling , Particleboard, Plywood, Veneer.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Dimensional stability is rated as fair, and seasoned wood is reported to move moderately after manufacture.

OKOUME

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

9685

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

4553

Psi

Stiffness

1140

1000psi

Hardness

310

Lbs

Shearing strength

970

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.38

0.44

Weight

25

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

28

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

4

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

6

%

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