Gabon Okoume Sawn Timber

We offer Okoume sawn timber from Gabon which has become a very popular specie in the Middle East & North Africa.

TRADE NAME: OKOUME
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aucoumea Klaineana Pierre
FAMILY: Burseraceae
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION: Central Africa
  Equat. Guinea : OKUME, medical N'GOUMI
Gabon : OKOUME, ANGOUMA
Congo : N'KUMI
Great Britain : GABOON (OKAKA/AZOUGA = deep splines on logs)

Pr. = REGUL., IMP. Ex.=VEDRY IMP
SAPWOOD: Demarcated, freyish white, narrow
HEARTWOOD:  
  • Color : Salmon-pink to dark-pink, darkening on exposure
  • Grain : Slightly interlocked to frequently interlocked
  • Texture : Fine to medium
  • Silver figure : Fine (barely visible)
TECHNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES:  
  • Green weight (kg/m3) = 550 - 650
  • Specific gravity at 12% M.C. (kg/m3) MV12 = (light) 440
  • Volumetric swelling for 1% MC variation V% = (small) 0.33
  • Total tangential swelling T% = 7.5
  • Total radial swelling R% = 4.8
  • Crushing strength (N/mm2) C12 = 36
  • Static bending strength (N/mm2) F12 = 87
  • Modulus of elasticity (N/mm2) E12 = 7800

END USE: 

  • Plywood
  • Furniture components
  • Moldings
  • Boxes and crates
  • Interior joinery
  • Blackboards
  • Pleasure boats