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.

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeAfrica
Botanical NameEntandrophragma Cylindricum
Specific Gravity.68
Avg. Weight Per BF3.8 lbs
Color RangeLight tan to brown
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesFurniture, Cabinetry, Millwork, and Doors
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Gold Coast Cedar, or Sapele

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