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Location:Sapele grows in Nigeria and along the African Ivory Coast.
The Wood:Characteristics: The heartwood of this exotic and imported hardwood is red to dark reddish-brown, usually with a purple cast. On quartered surfaces the wood presents a well defined ribbon striped figure. The grain is interlocked or wavy and the texture is fine. The lumber has a cedar like aromatic odor when cut. These boards enjoy a high golden luster. Sapele is stronger that African or American Mahogany and it’s also stronger than Red Oak.
Workability:Works easily with both hand and power tools. It nails, screws and glues well. Will take a finish if wood is properly surfaced.
Use:Furniture - cabinetry - veneer - doors - boat building - musical instruments - flooring