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Okoume Plywood: Marine Grade, Hardwood or Mahogany?

Views: 162     Author: Guangdong HSH DECOR Technology Co,.Ltd.     Publish Time: 2021-07-10      Origin: Guangdong HSH DECOR Technology Co,.Ltd.

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Okoume is a type of mahogany that is used for building boats.

Okoume plywoods goes by many names, including okoumé marine, okoumé plywood and forest grade. To understand the differences between these types of wood, it is important to know what they are made from. Okoume has a weight rating of 27 lbs per square foot (bs) with a thickness ranging from 0.5-1 inch thick; it can be used in both exterior and interior applications where moisture exposure may occur (marine use). Marine grade okoume should also have at least one face which has been treated with an oil or resin finish to protect against water absorption.

Okoume is a hardwood, meaning it comes from an evergreen tree. It's the strongest and lightest of all marine plywoods, so it can be used for decks where weight loading needs to be minimized but strength is still needed (such as open-deck boats) stock.

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Is okoumé plywood waterproof?

This depends on what type you choose - forest grade or okoumé marine plywood will protect against water absorption in exterior applications. Okoume is also unique because it bends without cracking when heated up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, this means that if your boat has any heaters near the cabinetry inside, then using okome wood could help prevent damage caused by hot air coming in contact with the wood.

Okoume plywoods is not waterproof, but it can be treated to make it so. It's also an option for use on boats because of its light weight and durability when exposed to water.

- okoumé marine plywood - comes from a mahogany tree, stronger than traditional hardwoods like cedar or pine

- okoume - type of forest grade that's used for building boats; has been known as "okume marine" since the 1940s

- okome - starts out lighter than other types of woods before being soaked in salt water then kiln dried at high temperatures making them even heavier (about 41 lbs per square foot)

- okoume marine plywood - comes from a mahogany tree, stronger than traditional hardwoods like cedar or pine; used for exterior applications and the hull of boats where weight loading needs to be minimized but strength is still needed (such as open-deck)

- okome wood starts out lighter than other types of woods before being soaked in salt water then kiln dried at high temperatures making them even heavier (about 41 lbs per square foot); use it if you need strong materials that will not warp when exposed to heat

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Okoumé is a type of mahogany that is used for building boats.

Okoume Plywoods goes by many names, including "okumé marine", "okume marine" and "forest grade." To understand the differences between these types of wood, it is important to know what they are made from. Okoume has a weight rating of 27 lbs per square foot (bs) with a thickness ranging from 0.25-0.875 inch thick; it can be used in both exterior and interior applications where moisture exposure may occur (marine use). Marine Grade okoume should also have at least one face which has been treated with an oil or resin finish to protect against water absorption

Okoumé plywood is not waterproof, but it can be treated to make it so. It's also an option for use on boats because of its light weight and durability when exposed to water: forest type or okoumé marine type.

- forest plywood - made from solid mahogany and weighs around 80 lbs per square foot (bs) with a thickness of 0.875 inch thick; heavier than other types but stronger due to its density, so it can be used for interior applications where weight loading is not an issue

- okumé marine plywood: comes from a mahogany tree, stronger than traditional hardwoods like cedar or pine; used for exterior applications and the hull of boats where weight loading needs to be minimized but strength is still needed ‍(such as open deck).

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The next six headings give specific details about this type of wood: What does okume mean? What is its weight rating? What are the different thicknesses okoume plywoods can be as thin as? When were these types of wood introduced to the market, and what was their original purpose for use?

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this blog post includes a table that displays some key differences between Okoumé Plywood and other woods. For example: in order to determine if it's okumè marine or hardwood, look at whether it comes from mahogany trees; weighing 27 pounds per square foot (bs), waterproofing options, how thick they measure 0.25-0.875 inches).

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This content also provides examples of where you could find this type of plywood on the market, such as boat dealers or marine grade lumber suppliers.

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The end includes a table that displays some key differences between Okoumé Plywood and other woods, for example: in order to determine if it's okumè marine or hardwood, look at whether it comes from mahogany trees; weighing 27 pounds per square foot (bs), waterproofing options, how thick they measure 0.25-0.875 inches).

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And finally this content provides examples of where you could find this type of plywood - boat dealers or marine grade lumber suppliers.

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