Heidler Hardwood Lumber

Sapele

Thickness Grade Footage
4/4" Select & FAS 580
4/4" #1 Common 680
6/4" Select & FAS 100
6/4" #1 Common 130
8/4" Select & FAS 0
8/4" #1 Common 510
10/4" Select & FAS 115

Specie Information

    Entandrophragma cylindricum

    Sapele appears like a fine-grained African Mahogany but with more uniform color. You will find Sapele used in cabinetry, furniture, boats, musical instruments and other high-end architectural millwork applications.
    DISTRIBUTION
    Sapele is harvested out of the Western and Eastern areas of Africa.
    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    The heartwood is a medium to dark reddish-brown color and the grain is interlocking with fairly fine texture. Sapele is often used in a quartered sawn or ribbon striped look and can even show a very attractive fiddle back figure.
    WORKING PROPERTIES
    Works easily with both hand and machine tools. It nails, screws and glues well. You need to watch for ring shake and cross break when working with this material.
    AVAILABILITY
    Available in plain and quartered sawn, but fairly limited in thickness and quantity.

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