Sipo (Entandrophragma utile)


Common Names: Utile, Sipo, Sipo Mahogany


Distribution: West and Central Africa


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Well defined sapwood is a paler yellow.


Janka Hardness: 1,180 lbf


Density: 3.33/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Sipo has been reported to cause skin irritation


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes


Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, boatbuilding, flooring and turned objects