Buy Wholesale Okoume Lumber
Okoume, also commonly known as Gabon, is a Central African wood that is pale pink to light brown in color. The Okoume tree is 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall and has a 3-6 ft (1-1.13 m) trunk diameter. Its grain is straight to wavy or slightly interlocked and has a medium texture. Buy Wholesale Okoume Lumber from African Forest Timber Ltd. The large pores of Okoume wood makes it non-durable and poorly resistant to insects. Okoume sawn timber is largely used as veneer and for making plywood, furniture, boat building and musical instruments. Its also ideal for interior millwork. We at African Forest Timber Ltd, deliver industry-grade Okoume sawn timber to our clients in multiple countries worldwide from our factory in Cameroon. We take full guarantee of our products and provide a quality certification.
Okoumé Specie Information
|Commercial restrictions||No commercial restriction|
The heartwood of Okoumé has a light grey pink color, often with a reddish shade. The sapwood is whitish grey and normally easy to distinguish. The wood has no special smell or taste and the lustre is low. Okoumé originating from Precious Woods Gabon forest has a quite regular grain and limited interlocked grain. The texture is medium coarse.
The machining of Okoumé can be done easily. The timber does not tend to split and has a good stability. Even interlocked grain can be planed smoothly with aid of sharp tools. The Silica content in the wood can cause a blunting effect on the tools. Pre-drilling is recommended. Positive experience is available regarding the gluing and finishing. Drying of Okoumé is rather easy, with hardly any defects.
Okoumé is used for interior applications, like window and door frames, doors and cladding. Furthermore, it could be used for fully protected exterior constructions (e.g. protected window frames and cladding). Well-known is the use of Okoumé veneer for plywood, with a good durability for outside use. In Southern Europe sawn timber is used for outside applications like windows and door frames and cladding.
Description by: Precious Woods
SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RISK
LOCAL AND COMMON NAME(S)
ATIBT Pilot Name
United Kingdom (UK)
Republic of the Congo
Nomenclature générale des bois tropicaux, 7e edition, 2016 – ATIBT
|Grain||Straigth or interlocked|
|Typical Color||Light Red|
|Crushing Strength||36||MPa||+/- 5|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC)||0.44||g/cm3||+/- 0.06|
|Stability||Moderately stable to poorly stable|
|Static bending strength||62||MPa||+/- 11|
DURABILITY AND RESISTANCE
|Dry Wood Borers||Class D – Durable|
|Fungi||Class 4 – Poorly durable|
|Termites||Class S – Susceptible|
|Treatability||Class 3 – Poorly permeable|
|Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Formwork, Moulding, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Blockboard, Boxes and crates, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components|