Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Also commonly referred to as Sapele, Sapeli, is found in tropical Africa. With a golden red heartwood and many different patterns it comes in depending on cut from quilted, wave, or ribbon like. Sapele’s grain is interlocked with a and has lush natural luster.
Working Properties: Due to interlocked grain, it can be problematic to work in some machining such as planing and routing planing. Sapele glues finishes and stains well but could have some blunting effect on cutters.
Rot Resistance: Moderate to highly durable to durable with regards to decay resistance and moderate for insect resistance.