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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.

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
  Red to reddish-brown
  Africa - Nigeria, Liberia, Congo, Zaire, Cameroon, Uganda
  Fine, semi-open pore
  Readily accepts stains and finishes. It is important to note that the figure in this veneer really "pops" when an oil or lacquer based finish is applied.
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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