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Quilted Sapele Wood Veneer

Quilted Sapele VeneerSapele is a member of the mahogany family and like mahogany, this deciduous species grows quite large...up to 150 feet tall. Quilted and pommele figures are very similar but not the same. It's a fine line between the two. Quilted figure is a bit wider (sort of oval shaped) and pommele figure is more round or circular.

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:
  Of all the figured woods in the world, quilted sapele is among those with the highest shimmer or "chatoyance" when an oil-based finish is applied.


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