Other names: Omu, Penkwa-Akowaa, Heavy sapele, Impmpo, Atom-assie, Lifuco

Botanical name: Entandrophragma candollei

Density: Green 840 - 960 kg/m3

     Seasoned 690 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Moderately durable

Grain: Slightly Interlocked

Texture: Medium / coarse

Heartwood: Brown - dark purple brown

Sapwood: Clearly distinguishable whitish - pale brown

Sawing: Easy (Moderate blunting effect)

Drying: Medium

              Risk of distortion: High

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: No information

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties

Finishing: Good but filling necessary

End uses: Interior & exterior joinery, High-class joinery, Boat building (Interior fittings)