African Hardwood – Sapele

  • Weight: 560-690Kg/m3
  • Strength: Comparable to European Beech
  • Thickness: 27mm – 100mm
  • Grades: Export Grade FAS

General Description:

Sapele is an African Hardwood that grows to a height of up to 45 m and is mainly found in Tropical Africa. Often mistaken for mahogany it is found in the rainforests of West Africa. It’s reach stretched from the Ivory Coast through to Ghana, Nigeria to the Cameroons and Tanzania.

Sapele is a timber medium to fairly dark reddish brown, typically with a well-marked stripe. Sapele dries well, and fairly rapidly without much degrading of the wood. This makes it perfect for widespread use in windows, shopfitting, and doors etc. It is often favored by joiners who use it to make stunning furniture or joinery for peoples homes. It is regarded as so attractive due to its rich dark color which makes it favorable. This signature look is often likened to mahogany but a lot cheaper!

If you are deciding if this is the right hardwood for you then feel free to call up with any questions. Our staff is very experienced with an excellent knowledge of hardwoods. They can easily help you decide if this is the correct hardwood for your project, explaining the properties and uses of the wood. If you would like to order, then please feel free to call us to check our stock. If we don’t have the amount you need we can order it in for you.

When requesting your Sapele please remember to state if you would like them to be FSC® or PEFC™ certified (subject to availability). We are more than happy to supply them if stated and support sustainable forestry. If we don’t have your exact certification in stock we can always source it for you. Here at PB Hardwoods, we have excellent links with sawmills all over the world which enables us to source the best quality hardwoods possible.

This item is eligible for free local delivery within a 20-mile radius of our Liverpool office. Ask one of our sales team to find out more.

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