Sapele is a good all-purpose timber grown in West and Central Africa with a medium to dark-reddish brown colour. It is characterised by a well-defined ribbon striped figure on quartered surfaces with an interlocked and wavy grain. The texture is fairly fine and virtually knot free, long lasting and takes to paint well. Sapele works well with hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well.

Uses include:
– Furniture
– Cabinet making
– Joinery
– Shop fitting
– Office furniture
– Solid doors
– Flooring
– Constructional veneer for plywood
– Guitar manufacturing, in the top, back and sides of acoustic guitar bodies as well as the tops of electric guitar bodies.

Approx. average weight – 640 kg/m³