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Pommele Sapele Wood Veneer

Pommele 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. The highly sought-after pommele ("pom-el-LAY") sapele is stunning. Pommele sapele resembles rain drops cascading down a pane of glass. True quilted sapele is also in high demand because of its intense 3-D grain orientation.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer, which can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

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
Did You Know:
  The term Pommele is derived from the French word "Pomme" which translates to "apple". This is a great way to describe the shimmering circles of pommele veneer.


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