|Scientific Name:||Entandrophragma cylindricum|
|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.