Sometimes called assié, kalungi or utile
The advantages of Sipo
- Alternative to mahogany
- Hard and stable
In everything except the name mahogany
Sipo has many similarities with African mahogany and is therefore often used as an alternative to mahogany. Also sipo has alternating strips of pale and medium reddish brown that gradually darken to a more consistent color., These strips vary in width and length, something that indicates a cross-wire grain, although sipo is probably more consistent than African mahogany.
Hard and stable wood type
This tropical hardwood species can be processed well by hand or with machines. The heartwood is durable, but the sapwood is vulnerable to insect attacks. If the grain is filled, the wood picks and polishes take good care and this ensures an excellent finish.
On average it is heavy (660 kg / cu.m).
The price of sipo
Sipo is not as readily available as African mahogany, but is just as intensively exploited in Africa. Are you interested in the price of sipo? Request a quotation without obligation.
Main use of sipo
- Interior, especially furniture and cabinets
- Joinery including shop interiors and interior trim