Sapele // Entandrophragma cylindricum

Sapele lumber wood, Entandrophragma cylindricum lumber for woodworking
"Gorgeous mahogany look-alike with a slightly finer texture than Honduras Mahogany, and a typically interlocked grain. Sapele is also a lustrous wood that works fairly well in all operations - planing, sawing, routing, sanding, etc."
 
color of Sapele
Color Range
Dark red brown, very similar to mahogany
other names for Sapele
Other Names
Aboudikroe, Penkwa, Assi, Sapele, Assie sapelli, Sapele mahogany, Lifari, Sapeli, Sapale, Sapelle
uses for Sapele
Some Typical Uses
Boat building, Decorative veneer, flooring, furniture, joinery, Canoes, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Desks, Dining-room furniture, Excelsior, Figured veneer, kitchen cabinets, musical instruments, Tables, Veneer
the Sapele tree
What's the Tree Like?
May reach a height of 150-200 feet; bole straight and cylindrical, clear to 100 feet; trunk diameters to 6' over broad, low buttresses, sometimes not buttressed.
Sapele grows in Africa
map of where Sapele grows
Weight

3.5

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-2.23% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1510

Janka Rating
17.05% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.62

Specific Gravity
-3.13% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Sapele Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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4.75
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Sapele Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$8.00 ea.
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
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4.865
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
$9.99 /Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
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4.8
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
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4.778
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
$11.99 /Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
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5
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
$12.99 /Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
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5
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$139.00 /Pack
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$277.00 /Pack
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 8/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 8/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$297.00 /Pack
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" (Choose Your Length)
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5
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Sapele Ribbon Stripe Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" (Choose Your Length)
$18.00 ea.
Sapele Qtr Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet -  2' x 8' Roll
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5
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Sapele Qtr Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
$35.99 ea.
Sapele Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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5
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Sapele Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
$9.00 ea.
Sapele Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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5
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Sapele Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
$14.00 ea.
Sapele Cutting Board Strips
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5
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Sapele Cutting Board Strips
$9.00 ea.