Sapele Wood Lumber


Sapele- is a reddish-brown wood that in many ways is very similar to Mahogany. A remarkable feature of sapele is that the grain is interlocked and changes direction in frequent, irregular intervals. Before WWI the principal demand for this wood came from Germany where it was used for decorative cabinet work. Interestingly enough, sapele was found in the propeller-blades of German Zeppelins. Sapele is also one of Europe's most desired woods in manufacturing doors, windows and hardwood flooring. It has a wide variety of applications and is very popular as a decorative surface veneer for high-grade furniture such as book cases and cabinets. It is a great alternative to genuine Mahogany.

Available Stock:

Currently available in highly figured pomele acoustic guitar sets.

Available to Order:

4/4 and 8/4 lumber 6" and wider and 8' feet and longer.

Availability is good in plain or flat sawn lumber, we try and keep the finest ribbon grain figured grade in stock.

also available in solid body guitar tops , turning squares and blocks and veneer.

Call (408) 392-0573 or email us for specific needs we will pull and hand select for your requirements.

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