Utile

Grade Overview:- FAS - (First and Seconds).

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Entandrophragma utile
DENSITY 660kg/m3
DISTRIBUTION Utile has a wide natural distribution in tropical Africa. It occurs in the Ivory Coast, in the Cameroons, and in Liberia, Gabon and Uganda. The tree grows chiefly in the moist, deciduous high forest
DRYING Utile dries moderately slowly with a distinct tendency for distortion in the form of twist to occur, and original shakes to extend. In general however, distortion is not severe
DURABILITY Moderately durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS FSC, 3rd party legality COC
MOISTURE CONTENT 14% - 16% (+/- 2%) KD
ORIGIN West & Central Africa
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Its strength properties are similar to those of American mahogany
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month
STORAGE ADVICE Under cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Furniture, Decking
WORKING QUALITIES Medium - Works rather well, but with a slight blunting effect on cutting edges. A cutting angle of 15° will reduce the tendency for the interlocked grain to tear during planning and moulding. Takes stain and glue well, and polishes well after filling

Utile

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
KD FSC FAS (Utile)
52mm Y
65mm Y
78mm Y
KD FAS 3rd Party Legally Verified (Utile)
26mm Y
34mm Y
40mm Y
52mm Y
65mm Y
78mm Y
102mm Y