Sapele Panels - 40mm thick

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GG Joinery offers Sapele worktops.

Our full stave wood worktops are constructed from wide planks of Sapele that run the full length of the worktop to ensure maximum durability and strength throughout years of constant use.

All Sapele panels and Sapele worktops are sanded to a 120 grit finish.

If the sizes do not match your requirements fill in a form for Custom Sized Boards or send us the sizes, you need from our Contact Us page.


Sapele is a commonly exported and economically important African wood species. It is similar to mahogany, much harder than African or American mahogany, and cheaper than mahogany.





Entandrophragma cylindricum


Tropical Africa


Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish-brown. Colour tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as pommel, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.


The grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural lustre.

Rot Resistance:

Heartwood ranges from moderately durable to very durable regarding decay resistance. Moderate insect/borer resistance.

Typical Applications:

Veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small wooden items.


640 kg/m³ average

Sapele can be troublesome to work in some machining operations, (i.e., planing, routing, etc.), resulting in tearout due to its interlocked grain. It will also react when put into direct contact with iron, becoming discoloured and stained. Sapele has a slight blunting effect on cutters, but it turns, glues, and finishes well.

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