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. Bending strength, stiffness, resistance to indentation and shock loads are practically equal to English Oak.


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Sapele PAR finished sizes priced per linear metre.
We can machine to any size from stock, please enquire.

25 x 44mm
25 x 69mm
25 x 95mm
25 x 145mm
25 x 200mm
25 x 300mm
25 x 400mm
44 x 44mm
44 x 69mm
44 x 94mm
44 x 145mm
44 x 195mm
44 x 245mm
90 x 90mm
90 x 145mm
90 x 195mm
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.