Sapele

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Sapele

extremely popular redwood, similar to mahogany, much harder than African or American mahogany, and cheaper than mahogany

Name

Entandrophragma cylindricum

Origin

West and Central Africa

Moisture Content 

14% - 16% (+/-2%)

Durability

Moderately durable

Typical Applications

 Interior/exterior joinery, shopfitting, furniture, moderate to high traffic flooring

Density

640 kg/m³ average

Workability

Medium - Works fairly well with hand and machine tools. It takes screws and nails well, glues satisfactorily, stains readily, and takes an excellent polish.