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SAPELE

SAPELE

Range zone:
West and East Africa.
Botanical name:
Entandrophragma Cylindricum.
Trade name:
Saplewood (Nigeria), Aboudikrou (Ivory Coast), Sapele (UK).
Average specific weight:
620 kg/m3; Relative density: 0.62.

DETAILS

General description: dark reddish-brown heartwood with lighter shading and distinct ribbon pattern on radially cut surfaces, clearly distinguishable pink sapwood with greyish or yellowish tones; wavy grain producing violin-like shapes, fine texture.

Uses: In boat-building for the construction of furniture and interior walls.

 

QUALITY

Wholly produced in Italy.

Range

Trimmed / Dried our production (ITA)

Semi-trimmed / Dried our production (ITA) T

Sawn logs with fresh sapwood our production (ITA)

Thicknesses

27/30/40/50/52/60/65/70/78/80/90