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.