Sapele: Exotic Wood

Sapele has become the favorite alternative wood to true, genuine Mahogany. Sapele is affordable and plentiful, making it a great choice for doors, cabinetry, and architectural millwork. Sapele is available in plainsawn and quartersawn stock with the quartersawn stock being referred to as ribbon stripe Sapele.

Sapele Exotic Wood for Sale


Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Entandrophragma Cylindricum
Specific Gravity .68
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.8 lbs
Color Range Light tan to brown
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Furniture, Cabinetry, Millwork, and Doors
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names Gold Coast Cedar, or Sapele