Once considered a more refined member of the mahogany family, Sapele is now being used as the industry standard for doors, windows and moldings due to the restrictions on South American Mahogany. It has a peaceful nature and a medium texture. It is used for both veneers and lumber and is highly prized when figured. Sapele is now also being used as a tonewood. The trees can grow huge, 4’ diameter logs are not uncommon.
- Used for both veneers and lumber
- Needs to be carefully monitored to insure it is not over harvested