Common Uses for Sapele

Within the portfolio of tropical hardwood lumber we provide, we find that Sapele is one of most commonly requested species.

We source Sapele from trusted suppliers in West Africa, primarily Cameroon and Congo. It is commonly used as an alternative to Mahogany.

Its consistent dark brown color and extremely stable nature make it very attractive for craftsmen and manufacturers to work with.  When it is rifted and quartered it has a gorgeous ribbon like grain appearance that really stands out in the finished product.

One of the most interesting characteristics of Sapele is its interlocking grain.  When Sapele trees grow the grains in the timber twist and interlock in irregular intervals resulting in a very distinctive look.

Most of our Sapele customers manufacture doors and windows. However, we also have seen it used in moulding and siding applications.

Sapele in of one the regular species we stock in our Cove City, North Carolina hardwood lumber concentration yard. It is at this yard that we personally dry 100% of our inventory to ensure it is kiln dried properly relieving lumber stress and enhancing its overall quality in the process. We regularly offer all standard thicknesses from 4/4 through 16/4 which helps us match the needs of many of our customers applications.

Next time you are considering Sapele contact us to find out how we might be able to help.  We are known for providing special grain and width sorts. Download our current stock list today and contact us for more information!

Jesper Bach
The Baillie Group
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