Sapele

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Grade Overview:- FAS - (First and Seconds)

Properties
BOTANICAL NAMEEntandrophragma 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
ProductCodeStockedEnvironmental Credentials
KD FAS 3rd Party Legally Verified
26mmH0005749Y3rd Party COC
26 x 150mmH0006362Y3rd Party COC
26 x 300mmH0006703Y3rd Party COC
34mmH0006284Y3rd Party COC
34 x 150mmH0006390Y3rd Party COC
40mmH0005760Y3rd Party COC
52mmH0005766Y3rd Party COC
52 x 130mmH0006468Y3rd Party COC
52 x 150mmH0006559Y3rd Party COC
65mmH0005772Y3rd Party COC
78mmH0005779Y3rd Party COC
78 x 100mmH0006548Y3rd Party COC
78 x 125mmH0006549Y3rd Party COC
78 x 200mmH0006550Y3rd Party COC
102mmH0005786Y3rd Party COC
KD FSC FAS
26mmH0005750YFSC
40mmH0005761YFSC
52mmH0005767YFSC
65mmH0005773YFSC
78mmH0005780YFSC