Botanical name: Entandrophragma utile

General description:
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.
Sapwood: pinkish-grey/white
Heartwood: reddish-brown.

Specific weight: dried 620 kg / m³

Mechanical properties:
Static bending strength: 1100 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 550 kg / cm²

Histological Structure:
Grain: rarely straight and regular, almost always interlocked.
Texture: fine.

Treatability: untreatable.

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.
Gluing: easy.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Finishing: easy.

Main uses: Furniture, particularly valuable furniture, interior windows and doors, flooring.


Available Dimensions

Thickness Square edged, unedged Lengths Quality
27-40-52-60-80 square edged 2100+ FAS