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Botanical Name:

Entandrophragma cylindricum


Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon

Also known as: 

African mahogany, Sapelli, Abroudikrou, Penkwa, Undianuno

One of the most popular of the African species, Sapele has a dark brown-reddish color that in many ways is very similar to Mahogany. On quartered surfaces the wood presents a well-defined ribbon striped figure. The grain is interlocked or wavy and the texture is fairly fine. Sapele is about 20% harder than Red Oak.


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