Sapele

Sapele is an economically-important wood to the continent of Africa, and one that continues to grow in popularity in other industries beyond veneer mills, here in the US. It is commonly used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany — also belonging to the Meliaceae family — and it, too, is considered moderately durable and stable. Its color can range from a light golden brown to a darker reddish- or pinkish-brown. The color will darken as the wood ages. Sapale is renowned for its sometimes quite dramatic figuring, which comes in an array of different styles: ribbon, pommele, quilted, mottled, waterfall, wavy, beeswing, tiger-striped and fiddleback. It also possesses a beautiful natural luster.

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  • SAP1005

    Slight curve, but nice board. Skip planed one side.

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  • SAP1004

    Skip planed, couple of dents, but otherwise a good board.

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  • SAP1003

    Good board.

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  • SAP1002

    Good board.

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  • SAP1001

    Good board.

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  • MULTSAPELE1001

    Multi-pack of Sapele. Pack quantities work in units of volume. 0.1m3 per unit. For a larger volumes, add multiple packs to your cart.

    • Lengths: Various lengths available.  We’ll do our best to match length your request, but may substitute for longer lengths.  We will contact you if substitutes deviate too far from your chosen length.  If your requirement is very strict, please specify in the order notes.
    • Thickness: Various standard thicknesses available.
    • Widths: Random widths, 100mm & up (average 140mm)
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