Sapele Lumber

Sapele Lumber

CHARACTERISITICS:

USES:  Boat Building, Furniture, Architectural Millwork, Doors
ORIGINS: West Coast of Africa primarily Ivory Coast, Gabon and the Cameroons
BOTANICAL NAME:  Entandrophragma cylindricum
COMMON NAME: Sapelii, Sapele-Mahogany
COLOR DETAILS: Reddish-Brown
WEIGHT: Approx 3.7 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Works easily, finishes beautifully. Glues up and takes stain well. Can have Interlocking grain leading to tearouts during planing

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Sapele Lumber for Sale

Sapele is in the mahogany family and was introduced to the North American market as a substitute for genuine mahogany but has gained appreciation in its own right.  It’s appearance, outdoor capabilities and price make this specie a great choice.  Sapele is available in ribbon and plain sawn lumber in 4/4 through 16/4 thicknesses.  It tends to be more color consistent than African mahogany and a bit easier to work with.