Tropical Hardwoods - FIPCAM

IROKO | SAPELE | UTILE
structural hardwoods from Brooks Bros

 

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.

 

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 Quality furniture and cabinet making | Joinery | Shop fitting | Office furniture | Doors | Boat building | Musical instruments | Sports goods | Counter tops |and | Flooring | Veneer for plywood
Working PropertiesWorks well with hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well | Care required when staining but provides excellent polished finish
Durability Moderately durable
Density 620 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 Ship and boat building | Interior and exterior joinery | Laboratory benches | Furniture | Piling and marine work | Domestic flooring | Plywood manufacture | 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

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 | Sliced for decorative veneer and plywood manufacture
Working Properties Works well with hand and machine tools, nails satisfactorily, glues and stains well and finishes well once filled
Durability Durable
Density 60 kg/m3

For stock availability, prices and delivery schedules, please contact your usual/nearest
Brooks Bros (UK) Sales Office


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