Sapele, Quarter Cut, Dark
Latin name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Common name(s): Sapeli, Sapele Mahogany, Aboudikro
Sources: Africa - widespread
Characteristics: Heartwood seasons to reddish or purplish brown. Grain is typically interlocked, resulting in pronounced striped effect when quarter sliced. Whe interlocked grain is absent, appearance can be quite plain. Pommele figure from rotary cut veneer appears as diagonal waves of varying intensity.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rotary (for Pommele figure)
Uses: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry and boat interiors.
Availability: Reasonable to very good availability depending on level of specification
Price: $$-$$$ depending on specifications