orginates from the forests that grow in the Congo Basin in Gabon



Sipo is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Congo Basin of Gabon. The tree attains heights up to 60 m and diameters normally between 70 cm and 130 cm. The trunks are straight and cylindrical and have buttress roots.



Freshly sawn Sipo has a red brown color, sometimes with a purple shade. After exposure it darkens to gold brown, while the red colour practically disappears. The 20-60 mm thick sapwood has a grey to light brown color and is easy to distinguish. The wood structure is straight and interlocked, sometimes irregular. The interlocked grain causes a streaking pattern on the radial faces, but less than Sapeli. The texture is medium coarse.


Processing properties

The machining of Sipo can be done easily. Pre-drilling is recommended. The gluing and finishing properties are good. It dries slowly, and requires care to prevent cracking.



Sipo is mentioned on the SKH publication 99-05 which means that the timber is approved for production of KOMO certified door and window frames, doors and windows. Furthermore it is also used for facades, interior uses like joinery, parquet, floors and stairs. 


For more information, please contact us: