Formal Name: Aucoumea klaineana
Color: Heartwood is salmon pink to pale pinkish-brown or reddish-brown. It darkens with exposure to light to a mahogany-like color, and is relatively demarcated from the white to pale grey sapwood.
Workability: Worked surfaces tend to be woolly, but are worked easily with both hand and machine tools, if edges are kept sharp. A silica content of up to 0.3% can blunt tungsten carbide-tipped cutters rather quickly. Okoume sands well and can be nailed without pre-boring. It also glues well.
Physical Properties: Low density, very low stiffness and resistance to shock, with moderate to poor steam-bending properties.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior