Sapele Lumber

Sapele Lumber


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


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.