Sapele

sapele

Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Location: Africa
Dried Weight: 42lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,410lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,750lbf /in2

 

Sapele has a heartwood that is medium to dark reddish brown or purplish brown and it will darken with age. The grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Sapele is rated as moderately durable to very durable in regards to decay. It turns, glues, and finishes well.

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