Sapele, Quarter Cut (Dark)

Latin name: Entandrophragma cylindricum

Common name(s): Sapeli, Sapele Mahogany, Aboudikro

Sources: Africa - widespread

Characteristics: Heartwood seasons to reddish or purplish brown. Grain is typically interlocked, resulting in pronounced striped effect when quarter sliced. Whe interlocked grain is absent, appearance can be quite plain. Pommele figure from rotary cut veneer appears as diagonal waves of varying intensity.

Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rotary (for Pommele figure)

Uses: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry and boat interiors.

Availability: Reasonable to very good availability depending on level of specification

Price: $$-$$$ depending on specifications