Sapele (Mahogany)

Hardwood, heartwood tends to be a golden to dark reddish brown colour. Colour tends to darken with age.  Glues and finishes well. Sapele is moderately durable.

Sapele (Mahogany)

Botanical Name:

Entandrophragma Cylindricum


West and Central Africa

Brief Description:

Colour: Medium to dark-reddish brown, characterised by a well-defined ribbon striped figure on quartered surfaces

Grain: Interlocked or wavy

Texture: Fairly fine

Classification: Hardwood


Quality furniture and cabinet making, joinery, shop fitting, office furniture, solid doors, boat building, musical instruments, sports goods, counter tops and flooring. Also, a constructional veneer for plywood.

Working Properties:

Works well with hand and machine tools, nails, screws and glues well.

Properties care required when staining but provides excellent polished finish.


Moderately durable


620 kg/m

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