Sapele

FAS - (First and Seconds).

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Entandrophragma cylindricum
DENSITY 640 kg/m3
DISTRIBUTION It is found in the rain forests of West Africa from the Ivory Coast through Ghana and Nigeria to the Cameroons, and it extends eastwards to Uganda and Tanzania
DRYING The timber dries rapidly with a marked tendency to distort. Quarter-sawn material is less liable to degrade in drying
DURABILITY Moderately durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS FSC, 3rd party legality COC
MOISTURE CONTENT 14% - 16% (+/- 2%)
ORIGIN West and Central Africa
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Sapele 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
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month
STORAGE ADVICE Under cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Furniture, Flooring
WORKING QUALITIES Medium - Works fairly well with hand and machine tools, but the inter-locked grain is often troublesome in planing and moulding, and a reduction of cutting angle to 15° is needed to obtain a good finish. It takes screws and nails well, glues satisfactorily, stains readily, and takes an excellent polish

Sapele

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
KD FAS 3rd Party Legally Verified (Sapele)
26mm H0005749 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 150mm H0006362 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 300mm H0006703 Y 3rd Party COC
34mm H0006284 Y 3rd Party COC
34 x 150mm H0006390 Y 3rd Party COC
40mm H0005760 Y 3rd Party COC
52mm H0005766 Y 3rd Party COC
52 x 130mm H0006468 Y 3rd Party COC
52 x 150mm H0006559 Y 3rd Party COC
65mm H0005772 Y 3rd Party COC
78mm H0005779 Y 3rd Party COC
78 x 100mm H0006548 Y 3rd Party COC
78 x 125mm H0006549 Y 3rd Party COC
78 x 200mm H0006550 Y 3rd Party COC
102mm H0005786 Y 3rd Party COC
KD FSC FAS (Sapele)
26mm H0005750 Y
40mm H0005761 Y
52mm H0005767 Y
65mm H0005773 Y
78mm H0005780 Y