Sapele Ribbon Stripe 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Sapele Ribbon Stripe 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

$144.00 /Pack

1-2 $144.00
3+ $129.60 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
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$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$10.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
Sapele lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

3" to 8" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

24" to 46" Lengths

You get a variety of lengths with the ends trimmed.

Here's the perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood!
 
A 10 board foot Craft Pack is simple, plus we stand behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It includes a great mix of boards that total 10 board feet of hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of sizes: from 3'' to 8'' wide, and 24'' to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness if you want thin lumber.

About Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

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 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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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 article if you want the full explanation.

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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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (11)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
91.7%
4.8
out of 5
5 (11)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
91.7%
12 Total Reviews
November 24, 2017
5 out of 5
Sapele 4/4 Craft pack
Review by  Jeff from Summerfield, Florida
The lumber arrived well packaged as always. All boards were straight and true. This is the first time I’ve ordered Sapele. All the boards were 6” in width, and had those beautiful Sapele ribbons running throughout their length! I’ll be making a jewelry box with it soon. Can’t wait to begin testing various finishing techniques. I couldn’t be happier with this lumber pack! Woodworkers Sources has always come through for me. Great Company! Keep up the good work.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 4, 2017
5 out of 5
Better than expected
Review by  Richard from Oregon
First time ordering. I included sizes I needed to complete my project. I could not have picked out a better selection than what I received. Beautiful wood. Looking forward to putting a finish on it. Well wrapped and on time shipping. Thanks!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 15, 2016
5 out of 5
Sapele Ribbon Stripe boards
Review by  Randy from Carrollton, TX
Very nice pieces of wood. No checks, warping, or twisting.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 6, 2016
5 out of 5
Very nice
Review by  Uncle Neubie from West Fargo, ND
This order did make me say WOW! Very happy with the color and quality of the lumber. The size of the boards will make them very easy to use for different projects. The lumber arrived in excellent condition because the care taken in packaging.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 25, 2016
5 out of 5
Beautiful wood
Review by  Buffyou812 from
Making jewelry boxes for xmas with this wood. I have ordered lots of wood from this company great place to buy. Will definitely order again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 7, 2016
5 out of 5
Sapele craft pak
Review by  Chaz from Missouri
Sapele I received was outstanding. Color was perfectly matched thru all 10 boards, no shorts, all were 48". Packaging looked like it had been rough handled, but no damage to any of the stock. Great service, great product. Will be ordering more.
Recommended
12 Total Reviews
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