Sapele FAS grade


Kiln Dried

Generally supplied between 10 – 14% moisture content.

Square Edge

All boards have had all wane machined off.


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

Thickness available

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


From 2 metres and longer up to about 4.9 metres


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


  • 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 an excellent finish
  • Poor steam bending
  • Glues well
  • Medium movement in service

Physical properties

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


Moderately durable

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