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Wood Properties of Sapele

Sapele Amount of Figure
Low

Sapele Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Sapele Availability of Wood
Adequate

Sapele Available As Lumber
Yes

Sapele Available as Veneer
Yes

Sapele Available only in small sizes
No

Sapele Bending Strength
Moderate

Sapele Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Sapele Botanical Name
Entandrophragma cylindricum

Sapele Carving
Good, easy to carve

Sapele Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Sapele Color of Wood
Red Brown

Sapele Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Sapele Crushing Strength
High

Sapele Decorative Figure
Yes

Sapele Density
High

Sapele Drilling
Good

Sapele Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Sapele Gluing
Average - Requires control

Sapele Grain
Interlocked

Sapele Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Sapele Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Sapele Hand Tooling
Average

Sapele Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Sapele Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Sapele Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Sapele Interlocked Grain
Yes

Sapele Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Sapele Machine Tools
Average

Sapele Mortising
Good

Sapele Movement after drying
Moderate

Sapele Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Sapele Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Sapele Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Sapele Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Sapele Painting
Good

Sapele Planing
Average

Sapele Polishing
Very Good

Sapele Pounds per cubic foot maximum
47

Sapele Pounds per cubic foot minimum
42

Sapele Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Sapele Sanding
Good

Sapele Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Sapele Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Sapele Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Sapele Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Sapele Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Sapele Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Sapele Specific Gravity
High

Sapele Specific Gravity maximum
.62

Sapele Specific Gravity minimum
.62

Sapele Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Sapele Steam Bending
Poor

Sapele Stiffness
High

Sapele Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Sapele Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Sapele Toughness
High

Sapele Turning
Fair to Average

Sapele Weight
Heavy

Sapele Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Sapele Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Sapele Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Sapele Use for Carving
no

Sapele Use for Cooperage
no

Sapele Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Sapele Use for Flooring
YES

Sapele Use for Furniture
YES

Sapele Use for Handles
no

Sapele Use for Heavy Construction
no

Sapele Use for Inlay
no

Sapele Use for Interior Finish
no

Sapele Use for Light Construction
no

Sapele Use for Marine Applications
no

Sapele Use for Marquetry
YES

Sapele Use for Millwork
YES

Sapele Use for Models and Patterns
no

Sapele Use for Musical Instruments
no

Sapele Use for Novelties
no

Sapele Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Sapele Use for Shingles
no

Sapele Use for Sports Equipment
no

Sapele Use for Turnery
no

Sapele Use for Woodenware
no





     
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