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Figured Sapele Wood Veneer

Figured Sapele VeneerSapele is a member of the mahogany family and like mahogany, this deciduous species grows quite large...up to 150 feet tall. Quartersawn sapele veneer is very even in color and grain. Curly and mottled figure sapele have a wild "razor" pattern that can be a bit mesmerizing. This is a great veneer to complement darker woods like walnut and wenge.

Common Name:
  Sapele ("Sa-PEEL-lee"), Sapeli, Aboudikro
Scientific Name:
  Entandrophragma cylindricum
Family:
  Meliaceae
Color:
  Red to reddish-brown
Origin:
  Africa - Nigeria, Liberia, Congo, Zaire, Cameroon, Uganda
Hardness:
  Hard
Texture:
  Fine, semi-open pore
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
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