Sapele

Sapele FAS grade


Kiln Dried

Generally supplied between 10 – 14% moisture content


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Square edge

All boards have had all wane machined off


Widths

100mm and wider up to about 550mm supplied random width


Grain-Sapele

Thickness available

From stock – 26, 32, 38, 51, 65, 76 & 100mm


Lengths

From 2 metres and longer up to about 4.9 metres


Appearance

Medium to dark reddish/brown colour, straight to random grain with a fine texture


Uses

  • External joinery
  • Internal joinery
  • High quality furniture
  • Cabinet making
  • Shop fitting
  • Boat building
  • Substitute for Brazilian mahogany

Working properties

  • Machines well
  • Pre bore for nails and screws
  • Paints and stains to a excellent finish
  • Poor steam bending
  • Glues well
  • Medium movement in service

Physical properties

  • Medium strength and hardness
  • Medium bending & crushing strength
  • Low stiffness

Durability

  • Moderately durable