Sapele


Sapele is an exotic wood from West, Central, and Eastern Africa. Some consider it as a utility substitute for mahogany due to the fact that it belongs to the same Meliaceae family. It can be a difficult wood to work with, but finishes well. Popular with instrument makers and as a decorative veneer.

Avg Dry Wgt : 39 lbs/ft3 (620 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1500lbf (6672 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.62

Texture : Fine to medium
Grain Pattern : Wavy, interlocking, figured
Health Risk : Skin irritation and sneezing
Color : Medium red-brown
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood

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