Sapele


Sapele



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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Appearance


Color: Medium to dark red-brown; darkens over time.

Grain: Fine, interlocked.


Variations Within Species And Grades: Quarter-sawn material has a ribbon-striped effect.

Workability


Sawing/Machining: Saws easily.


Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.


Nailing: No known problems.


Finishing: Staining may over-darken the wood. No known finishing problems


Comments Origin: Africa

Properties


Hardness/Janka: 1500 (16% harder than Northern red oak).


Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.4; 14% more stable than Northern oak).


Durability: Availability


Moderately available.

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