Kosipo quarter cut wood veneer is a dark reddish-brown with a purple tinge. Kosipo resembles Sapele, but is much darker. Straight grained to interlocked. Also coarse textured.
Common Uses for Quarter Cut Kosipo Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, millwork, flooring, cabinetry and high-end furniture, as well as aircraft and yacht interiors.
Other Name(s): West African Cedar, also sometimes called heavy Sapele.
The Tree: This African tree reaches heights of 160 feet, sometimes over 200 feet. Trunk diameters are of very impressive widths.
A Little History: Kosipo can grow to be very old; for the largest specimens ages of up to nearly 1000 years have been suggested.