Okoume Marine Plywood, which is sometimes referred to as Gaboon Marine Plywood, is a BS 1088 Lloyd’s Register rotary-cut plywood. It is suitable for marine applications and boat building. It is lightweight, flexible and has good strength. It is often used to sheath kayaks.
Marine Plywood, like any plywood, is made up of several thin layers of veneer, or laminates. The layers of wood used in marine plywood are not treated to be rot resistant. The glues used to hold the laminates together are water proof. This means that if the plywood is exposed to dampness or water that it will be less likely to de-laminate.
It is very important to tightly seal the edges of the plywood. It is expected that the plywood will be finished in its final application.
We can order okoume plywood in 4 X 10 foot sheets. Availability varies: please contact us if you are interested. Minimum order is usually one sheet.