A very important thing that distinguishes Sipo from Sapelli is the pleasant smell of the second one while the Sipo is scentless even when it is fresh.
Specific weight: dried 620 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1100 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 550 kg / cm²
Grain: rarely straight and regular, almost always interlocked.
Sawing: not always easy because of the use of iron.
Drying: from medium to slow, with a low risk of cracks and warps.
Planing: not always easy because of the use of iron.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Furniture, particularly valuable furniture, interior windows and doors, flooring.
||Square edged, unedged