sipo

Sipo

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Entandrophragma utile
Pilot Names: Sipo, Utile

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Cabinetwork / Open boats / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Light carpentry / Stairs (inside)

WOOD DESCRIPTION

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,62 0,04
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,42% 0,06%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 6,4% 0,7%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

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

DRYING

Drying rate: Normal
Risk of distortion: Slight risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: Slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct