Sipo Mahogany is an African wood that is considered to be the closest, aesthetically, to Genuine Mahogany.
It’s interlocked grains are akin to other African woods and generally produce a characteristic contrasting light-dark / two-toned sort of appearance, when quartersawn — which can be visually stunning in the case of more chatoyant boards.
The fact that the wood is considerably easier to work, with less tearout, than African Mahogany and possesses a hardness that places Sipo between it (African Mahogany) and Genuine Mahogany has seen it transcend from relative obscurity to become a quite popular and highly regarded “mahogany substitute” wood, presently.
Aesthetically, the wood is similar, also, to its African first cousin, Sapele (with both being species of the Entandrophragma genus) — although Sipo is more pourous, and has richer color.
Sipo makes a really great mahogany substitute, with nice color and stunning aesthetics, when quartersawn.
|Place of Origin||Gabon|
|Timber Type||sawn lumber or round logs|
|Product name||Sipo timber|
|Size||Customized accoridng to your requirements|
|Sliced Effect||Smooth and Clean|
|Usage||Furniture, Decoration, Wooden Floor|