Okoume is also called Gabon (not to be confused with Gabon Ebony). This is a large African tree that grows 90-120 ft. tall and between 30 to 70 in diameter. The heartwood is salmon-pink to golden brown with narrow sapwood that is whitish or pale grey. The tree generally has interlocked grain that produces a good natural luster. Okoume wood is lightweight and strong, working easily and gluing well with a density between .36 to .42. It has a medium blunting effect on cutters. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of aircraft in Europe and boats Worldwide.