kosipo

Kosipo

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Entandrophragma candollei
Pilot Name: Kosipo

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Cabinetwork / Glued laminated / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Shingles / Stairs (inside)

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Red brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,69 0,07
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,42% 0,07%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 6,7% 1,3%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Moderately durable
Use class: Class 3 – Outside

DRYING

Drying rate: Normal to slow
Risk of distortion: High risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: No risk or very slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct