Overview Of Okoumé Wood
Okoumé heartwood is typically a lustrous pinkish-brown to light red with a fine, uniform texture. The grain is straight to slightly wavy and may be slightly interlocking. sometimes lustrous. Silica content of about 0.12 to 0.16% is reported.
Working Properties Of Okoumé Wood
Saw teeth blunt rather quickly due to the silica content; machined surfaces are somewhat woolly but can be worked to a good finish; glues and nails well; easy to peel into veneer, bolts generally heated.
Main Uses Of Okoumé Wood