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Available Size(s): 4/4 thru 16/4 (25mm thru 100mm)

Common Name(s): SAPELE

Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum

Distribution: Africa

Tree Size: 100-150 ft (30-45 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,510 lbf


Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color 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: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.Heartwood ranges from moderately durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance. Moderate insect/borer resistance.

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