Also referred to as Utile, Sipo is a member of the mahogany 'Meliaceae' family. Distributed throughout West and Central Africa, Sipo is abundantly available in the Ivory Coast and grows well in moist deciduous high forests to heights of 150-200 feet.
Sipo can resemble flat-sawn Sapele. It has a uniform red- to purple brown heartwood and lighter brown sapwood. Medium textured. Its grain can be irregularly patterned with a less uniform stripe than Sapele. Sipo smells slightly like cedar and is corrosive to metals.
Sipo works fairly easily with hand tools and machines. It finishes well and can be glued and nailed easily.
Durable and moderately resistant to rot and termites, Sipo is used in cabinetry, countertops, furniture, joinery, guitars, boat construction, veneers and plywood.
Lumber Specs • Sipo is graded according to NHLA standard rules for FAS • Lengths packaged 8', 9-12' and 13-16' • Sorted Flat-sawn and Quarter-sawn • Milling available: surfacing, straightline ripping, moulder blanks, mouldings, S4S boards and resawing
Current Inventory4/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough (Flat, Quartered)5/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough (Flat, Quartered)6/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough (Flat, Quartered)8/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough (Flat, Quartered)12/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough (Flat, Quartered)
Hardwood Outlet Inventory
Open packs of 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 FAS RWL Sipo KD rough are available for inspection, handling and sale in Hardwood Outlet.
FSC Certified AvailabilityFSC Sipo is not currently in stock, however, certified Sipo can be purchased and inventoried. Please call us with inquiries and pricing for FSC Sipo and other certified hardwoods.
TBM Hardwoods is proud to offer FSC certified domestic and imported hardwoods.
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TBM Hardwoods, Inc.100 Filbert StreetHanover, PA 17331800-233-5137717-630-0025717-630-9706 Fax
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