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Latin Name: Entandrophragma utile

Family: Meliaceae - the Mahogany family

Other Common Name(s): Abebay, Asseng Assie, Assi, Efuodwe, Kalungi, Liboyo, Mufumbi, Okeong, Sipo

Imported Hardwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior & Exterior

Exterior Trim, Flooring, Moulding, Millwork, Shipbuilding

Utile grows in West and Central Africa. Utile grows in different types of forests including deciduous, dry and transitional forests.

General Description: The sapwood is light brown in color and is well demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is a pinkish-brown to a red-brown, which can even have a purple tint. The grain is typically interlocked and can produce a ribbon figure. The texture is medium to coarse.

Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):

Working Properties
Machining: Fair
Nailing: Good
Glueing: Good
Screwing: Good
Finishing: Good

Physical Properties
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.5
Specific Gravity: 0.53-0.66
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 11,100-15,270
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,440-1,580
Side Hardness (lbs): 1260

Additional Information

Item Availability
4/4 FAS
4/4 Sel & Btr
4/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered
5/4 FAS
5/4 Sel & Btr
5/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered
6/4 FAS
6/4 Sel & Btr
6/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered
8/4 FAS
8/4 Sel & Btr
8/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered
10/4 FAS
10/4 Sel & Btr
10/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered
12/4 FAS
12/4 Sel & Btr
12/4 Sel & Btr - Quartered

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