Sapele Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Sapele Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

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Sapele Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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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
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Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4 Total Reviews
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June 21, 2013
5 out of 5
Sapele Hardwood Sample
Review by  John K from Other, California United States
Very nice indeed. I have an older front door made from Sapele, and, after many years, I needed to strip and restain it. This sample proved to be just what I needed to check various stains before trying one on the door itself. Worked wonderfully for this purpose.
Recommended
March 20, 2011
5 out of 5
New wood
Review by  Ric Nesslage from Denair, Ca. USA
I haven't got a chance to work with "this new to me" wood, but it look slike it will make some very nice pistol grips
Recommended
February 2, 2011
4 out of 5
Actually a 4.5 stars
Review by  DHW from Keller, TX USA
This wood has a ribbon of almost satin quality in the grain. I like it, and it goes into my hardwood samples collection.
Recommended
November 24, 2010
5 out of 5
Sapele Review
Review by  Ron Mabe from Occala, FL USA
This sample and the others I received allowed me to observe the different woods and see how they would work for knife handles
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
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