Sapele is similar to mahogany, with a deep, rich finish suited to furniture projects, conservatories and much more.

It is much harder than African or American mahogany, and in resistance to indentation, bending strength, stiffness, and resistance to shock loads, is practically equal with English oak


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Sapele PFS per linear metre

44 x 25mm£3.52
69 x 25mm£5.29
95 x 25mm£7.05
145 x 25mm£10.58
200 x 25mm£14.11
300 x 25mm£31.74
400 x 25mm£42.24
Please note all prices are subject to VAT

Typical applications

Exterior and interior joinery, furniture, flooring


Moderately durable

Working qualities

It works fairly well with hand and machine tools, but the grain is often troublesome in planing and moulding, and a reduction of cutting angle is needed to obtain a good finish. It takes screws and nails well, glues satisfactorily, stains readily, and takes an excellent polish.

Botanical name

Entandrophragma cylindricum


West and Central Africa

For further details on our Sapele, please contact us on 020 8858 6441.