Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Okoume (Aucoumea Klaineana)
Status: Vulnerable (Threatened) and available.
Other Common Names: Okume
Found in Gaboon Africa, these members of the Burseraceae family (Aucoumea) can grow to 90-120 feet in height and 3-7 feet in diameter. .
Color is pale brown.
Medium texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .???. Avg. Dry Weight: ??? pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: plywood and musical instruments
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