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OKOUME

OKOUME

Available Size(s): 4/4 thru 8/4 (25mm thru 50mm)

Common Name(s): OKOUME

Scientific Name: Aucoumea Klaineana

Distribution: West Africa

Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-6 ft (1-1.8 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 400 lbf (1,790 N)

Description:

Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood. Grain is straight to wavy or slightly interlocked. Texture is medium, with good natural luster. A high silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Planing and shaping may produce tearout or fuzzy surface. Rated as non-durable; poor insect resistance.

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