Other names: Okume, Angouma, N'Kumi, Gaboon

Botanical name: Aucoumea klaineana

Density: Green 540 - 650 kg/m3

     Seasoned 430 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability:  Moderate 

Grain: Slightly Interlocked

Texture: Fine / Medium

Heartwood: Salmon pink - dark pink darkens on exposure

Sapwood:Freyish white

Sawing: Easy (Moderate / severe blunting effect)

Drying: Medium - Rapid

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: No information

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good

End uses: Interior joinery, Plywood & blockboard, Mouldings, Furniture components, Boxes & crates,