|BOTANICAL NAMES||Entandrophragma utile.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Meliaceae.|
|GROWTH AREA||Sipo grows in the high forests of tropical west and east Africa, specifically from Sierra Leone to Cameroon.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||Green 800 kg/m³ – Dried 600 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES||Heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguished;
The heartwood is pinkish-brown when first cut, and darkens to a rich red or purple-brown with sun exposure.
The sapwood is a paler yellow.
The attractive grain is usually interlocked, producing a ribbon figure or a wide, often irregular stripe on quarter-sawn surfaces.
The texture is medium and uniform.
|DRYING METHOD||It is a very easy and quick process but it must be carried very carefully to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING||Easy to saw and work with both hand and machine tools.
When polished, it acquires a great shine and for this it is much better in furniture finishing, widely used in carpentry, wardrobes, panels, stairs, floors, profiles and frames.
It is a popular material for decorative plywood and decorative veneer.
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