Okoume Plywood

Okoume Plywood: Okoume veneer

Okoume plywood is sometimes known in the UK as gaboon plywood and is incorporated into a wide range of end-uses. It is regularly used in the manufacture of yachts and other vehicles where a relatively lightweight plywood product is required, especially where a guaranteed exterior performance is a necessity.

Other exterior applications include the manufacture of external window shutters, or other parts of buildings, such as external facades and claddings. It is also used in other applications such as furniture, musical instruments and packaging.

This wood is also available as okoume fineline plywood


Winwood Products is an okoume plywood supplier offering the following configurations/options:

Okoume Throughout Plywood

Okoume Plywood: Okoume throughout marine plywood)

This relatively lightweight plywood is most often supplied with the makeup being from veneers of okoume throughout. Plywood of this nature is regularly used in the manufacture of boats & luxury yachts, exterior joinery, musical instruments, exterior cladding and toy & model making. Okoume faced plywood is also available on a core of okoume mixed with other species (this is described as 'combi plywood'), or with just the face in okoume, and a core of 100% another species (called 'twin plywood').

Okoume Faced Plywood:

Okoume Plywood: Okoume/Fir combi plywood

This can be supplied as 'okoume combi plywood' (with alternating layers of okoume and another wood) or as 'okoume twin plywood' (just the faces are of okoume), and is generally based upon cores of poplar plywood and silver fir plywood. Both these species offer a reduction in cost and, particularly in the case of poplar plywood, a panel that is much lighter in weight, Okoume faced poplar plywood is used extensively in the manufacture of vehicles and structures where weight is at a premium.

While not quite as light in weight as poplar-based plywoods, okoume plywood is still classed as comparatively lightweight when compared to other plywoods, such as beech plywood or oak plywood.

Okoume plywood is available with glue bonds suitable for performance in accordance with EN314-2 Class 1 (interior & moisture resistant applications), Class 2 (covered/protected exteriors & high moisture areas) and Class 3 (fully exposed exterior applications), and can be supplied in a range of sizes.


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PEFC & FSC Certification:

Winwood Products is a supplier of FSC certified okoume marine plywood and/or PEFC certified okoume marine plywood.

These certification systems allow you to purchase wood-based products safe in the knowledge that they have been sensibly and sustainably managed all along the supply path from when the tree was cut down from the forest, right to the point they arrive with you.

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