Sapele, also known as Sapelli, is an abundant African hardwood that finishes beautifully and is easily workable with both hand and machine tools. It is ideally suited for furniture and cabinetwork, high-end moulding, joinery, and flooring. Medium to dark red-brown in color (and occasionally purple-brown), it is dimensionally stable, with excellent nail-holding capabilities.
|Common name||Scientific name||Color||Grain pattern||Features||Common uses||Specific gravity|
|Sapele or Sapelli||Entandrophragma Cylindricum||Medium to dark red/brown, sometimes purple/brown||Interlocked to wavy grain||Fine texture, excellent nail holding, dimensionally stable, easy to work with hand and machine tools||Furniture and cabinetwork, high-end moulding, joinery, and flooring||0.55|
|650kg||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Good||FAS||4/4 through 12/4 x RWL|