Here’s our video with Matt, expert sales representative, about the Sapele Wood Lumber that we carry. We provide you with information about the wood and how to use it. If there is any additional information you would like please let us know below in the comments.
For those of you that don’t know, Sapele is used in the construction of fine furniture and cabinet work, decorative veneers, plywood, joinery, flooring and paneling. Sapele (sometimes spelled Sapelle or Sapelli) is quite popular for flooring, and stock with a “ribbon” grain is typically pulled at a premium for decorative finishes. Sapele wood is a medium to dark reddish-brown or purplish-brown.
Sapele Wood also has beautiful ribboning when quarter sawn as you can see in the video. When flat sawn it is a nice alternative for Mahogany. Sapele Wood can also be used in interior and exterior usage and is actually a cost-effective alternative to Spanish Cedar or Western Red Cedar.
Enjoy the video and let us know if you have any question below in the comments.