West African Sapele has good machining properties. Used especially for windows, cladding, doors, moldings, furniture, floors, joinery and boat construction. Wide, clearly delimited light/grayish/pink splinter with a brownish/red core, shiny and darkened in light. Sapele is one of the most commonly used Mahogany varieties from Africa.
Facts Mahogany, Sapele
|Botanical name: Entrandrophragma cylendricum|
|Origin: West Africa|
|Weight: about 650 kg/m3|
|Moisture Content: 8-10 %|
|Janka hardness: 1410|
|Modulus of rupture: 109.9 MPa|
|Bending strength: 930|
|Modulus of elasticity: 12.04 GPa|
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