Utile Planed Timber

We have over 50 years of experience in the industry, so you can trust Timbersource to supply only the highest grade utile planed timber, which has been ethically sourced from FSC approved sites.

Cut to Size Utile Timber

Planed Utile Timber

The Beauty of Utile Planed Timber

Imported from West Africa, Utile timber is considered a ‘sister’ species to sapele, although its grain structure provides a better finish, making Utile slightly more expensive. We stock widths and lengths which are slightly smaller than those provided for sapele.

The benefits of utile cut to size timber are similar to those enjoyed by sapele. This wood both glues and nails well, and the finish is usually excellent, though it often requires some filing. Normally used for furniture, joinery, and cabinet making, this is a wood of medium hardness and weight, with medium bending and crushing strengths, though it should be noted that utile is not suitable for steam bending or wood bending. The interlocking grain may tear during shaping work, and its irregular nature may make machining troublesome, so the benefits of utile cut to size timber should be weighed against these drawbacks.

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Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying West African Utile timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices. To Contact Us click HERE



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Timbersource Ltd.

Quarry Way, Waterlip,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset,
United Kingdom