Sawn Timbers

Tropical Hardwoods – FIPCAM

IROKO | SAPELE | UTILE

Brooks Bros (UK) is proud to be a UK–preferred supplier of the FIPCAM* range of Sawn African Hardwoods. Importing both Air Dried and Kilned timber from Cameroon, Brooks Bros offers extensive landed stocks of Iroko, Sapele and Utile.

FIPCAM African Hardwoods really are the best with their MILD GRAINED consistent colour and RE-GRADING after kilning.

FIPCAM is a market-leading producer of sustainable tropical hardwoods. The FIPCAM company was created in Cameroon in 2001 as the result of a thirty-year venture and family know-how going back to 1929. Its primary operation is logging and sawing. It now has a production capacity of around 2000m3 of fresh sawn timber and has four drying kilns.  Its average workforce in 2015 was 662 people spread over its various production sites.

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Stock List

Iroko KD S/E
Botanical Name
Chlorophora Excelsa
Origin
West and East Africa
Brief Description
Colour: Golden-orange to light brown
Grain: Interlocked
Texture:
Coarse but even..
Uses
Ship and boat building, interior and exterior joinery, laboratory benches, furniture making. Also: Piling and marine work, domestic flooring,
plywood manufacture and decorative veneering
Working Properties
Works ok with hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well and finishes well once filled
Durability
Very durable
Density
640 kg/m³
Sapele KD S/E
Botanical Name
Entandrophragma Cylindricum
Origin
West and Central Africa
Brief Description
Colour:Medium to dark-reddish brown, characterised by a well-defined ribbon striped figure on quartered surfaces
Grain: Interlocked or wavy. Texture: Fairly fine.
Uses
Quality furniture and cabinet making, joinery, shop fitting, office furniture, solid doors, boat building, musical instruments, sports goods, counter tops and flooring. Also: A constructional veneer for plywood.
Working Properties
Works well with hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well,
Properties care required when staining but provides excellent polished finish
Durability
Moderately durable
Density
620 kg/m³
Utile (SIPO) KD S/E
Botanical Name
Entandrophragma Utile
Origin
West and Central Africa
Brief Description
Colour: Matures from pink-brown when fresh cut to deep red-brown
Grain: Interlocked.
Texture: Uniformly moderate.
Uses
Furniture, cabinet-making, counter tops, high-class exterior and interior joinery, flooring, boat building and planking. Also: Sliced for decorative veneer and plywood manufacture
Working Properties
Works well with hand and machine tools, nails satisfactorily, glues and Properties stains well and finishes well once filled
Durability
Durable
Density
660 kg/m³

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