Cocowood processing manual


This describes best practice for producing high-value flooring products from cocowood. It meets international standards for flooring products, accounting for the specific, local conditions of the Pacific islands.

Cocowood processing manual (PDF 1.4MB)



Cocowood properties and processing facts

August 2010

Cocowood is the processed stem fibre of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The outer, higher density stem material has properties similar to many hardwood timbers and is suitable for high value flooring products.

The fact sheet summarises cocowood's physical, mechanical and chemical properties; natural durability classification; susceptibility to pests and staining; moisture correction factors and specifications for drying, sawing, machining and grading.

Cocowood properties and processing facts (PDF 128KB)