Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) is a genuine substitute for Mahogany! Our Sapele comes from the Congo Basin, where it is cut and manufactured. Along with Utile (Sipo), Sapele is widely used in Europe as a substitute for genuine Mahogany, particularly in the furniture, flooring, door and window industry. Sapele has a very attractive Mahogany color, is durable, has great working properties, and machines and finishes well. Native to Africa.
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.