Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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Sapele Ribbon Stripe (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Sapele lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

5"+ Widths

The width above is the minimum width you should expect to receive in this pack. Our lumber is stocked in random widths, so you may receive board 1-3" wider than the width above. You can request a straight edge rip in the order form.

3', 4', or 6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths you can choose from for this pack.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. .
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A lumber pack is the easiest way to buy some lumber and get building. We stand behind our lumber packs with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Get your project off to a good start by choosing what length works best for you all with a minimum width of 5". You'll get 6 boards of hand-picked premium lumber that is surfaced on two sides (S2S), kiln dried, and ready to start your project.

About Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

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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

map of where Sapele tree grows
Sapele is an exotic wood from Africa

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
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.
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

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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36 Total Reviews
Apr0l 8, 2021
5 out of 5
sapele ribbon stripe
Review by  shame from Wheaton,illinois
nice wood
Verified Buyer
Recommended
Apr41l 1, 2021
5 out of 5
Sapele Ribbon Stripe
Review by  SCAR from Scranton, Pa.
Great wood, very happy with it.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 4, 2021
5 out of 5
Nice
Review by  Face51 from TX
Great pieces. Good value.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 17, 2021
5 out of 5
Very Good Quality
Review by  irishpiper from Illinois
Arrived in perfect condition as described. This will become small projects after resaving. Grain matches my plans for jewelry boxes and bases, ends and tops for my contrasting assemblies.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 17, 2020
5 out of 5
Great product
Review by  Lee from Georgia
The lumber they picked was excellent! I haven't started the project, but I did plane, joint and rout small (6" x 6") samples. I use good quality blades and had no burns at all. I tested 4 different finishes . Poly, Tung oil, Danish oil and Linseed oil, and all worked very well.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 24, 2020
5 out of 5
Sapele
Review by  Kelly D from Newark, De
beautiful boards as always from you guys
Verified Buyer
Recommended
36 Total Reviews
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