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

Curly Okoume

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