Okoume (Aucoume, klaineana)
Similiar Woods: Nyatoh, Guarea
Trade Names: Okoume, Gabon
Range: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo.
Uses: Used primarily for plywood, pulp, several ornamental applications can be made from heavily figured logs as well as the crotches obtained from the fork of the tree.
Properties: Light in weight but very strong for it's weight. Light pink in color. The trees reach a height of over 140' with diameters up to 6'. The wood is very sound and high yielding.
Machining: Should use hard metal alloy blades due to crystalline deposits in the wood.
Seasoning: Dries easily with little consequences.