Ocoumé - Characteristics

Type: Hardwood
Family: Burseraceae
Genus, species: Aucoumea klaineana
Origin: West-Africa
Colour: Varies from pale grey-pink to reddish brown
Characteristics: Ocoumé is a warm, red wood type with a rather uniform composition
Structure: Plexwood - Ocoumé is composed of end grain wood and wood with the grain, glued cross-wise
Sustainability: From sustainably managed production forests, the commercial harvesting cutting cycle for ocoumé is 30 - 40 years
Strength and dimension stability: Because of the use of cross-glued veneers the surface of the wood is generally stronger than solid wood of the same dimension and weight, and moreover, the dimension stability is also higher
Hardness: Janka hardness scale rating for Plexwood - Ocoumé is 3606 N (measured by the SHR RC 2115, according to ISO 3350, 1975 08 01)

Certifications: When a project needs to meet particular technical and/or sustainable standards, contact us to discuss the options


Reference samples: Wood, in general, is a natural product, the structure, composition, and colour nuances of Plexwood - Ocoumé can differ from the actual production, this also applies to any finish, moreover, the exact structure, texture, and colour balance can differ from the current production
Production samples: It is possible to order a production sample; a production sample is a sample of the current production stock
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