Utile Wood Lumber
Utile Wood Lumber – Utile wood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Its well-defined sapwood is a pale yellow. Utile generally lacks any dramatic grain figuring, which is common in the closely related Sapele. Utile Wood has an interlocking grain, giving it an alternating light and dark banded look. Utile wood is used in flooring, furniture, cabinetwork, joinery, decorative veneers, plywood and boat construction. It has a moderate rot resistance, with mixed reports on insect resistance.
Workability: Utile Wood Lumber can be troublesome in some machining operations, (planing, routing, etc.), resulting in tearout due to its interlocked grain. It will react when put into direct contact with iron, becoming discolored and stained. Utile turns, glues, and finishes well.