||Gaboon (Aucoumea klaineana)
||Also known as okoum, angouma, combogala, n’goumi, and mofoumou.
||A very valuable commercial timber that grows in equatorial Africa.
||Usually straight grained but sometimes wavy (producing an attractive striping on quarter-sawn surfaces), uniform texture, natural luster, pinkish heartwood.
||Light, soft, relatively weak wood with low stiffness and shock resistance, low decay resistance and moderate stability. Poor steam bending rating.
||Works fairly easily although silica in wood results in above average blunting of cutting edges. Can be nailed and screwed without pre-drilling and glues without trouble. Stains and varnishes satisfactorily with ample scraping and sanding.
||Uses include plywood, blockboard, joinery, moldings and other interior trim, fine furniture, cigar boxes, construction, paneling, and decorative veneers.