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The heartwood of Kosipo is brown to dark red-brown with a purplish glow. It is darker than Sipo for which it can be used as a replacement. The 20-50 mm thick sapwood is dull grey with a distinct transition to the heartwood.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Entandrophragma candollei
  • ATIBT name: Kosipo

 Quality requirements

  • Kosipo is included in the list of approved timber species for application in wooden façade elements (SKH-Publication 99-05). This means that frames with a KOMO® product certificate can be manufactured with Kosipo


  • Furniture, panelling, stairs, parquet, yacht and boatbuilding, plywood, veneer and as a replacement for Sipo and Sapeli


  • Resistance to fungi: class 2-3 (durable – moderately durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable)


  • (600)-640-670-720-(800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 850-950 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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