nwfa.orgFor Professionals nwfaexpo.orgFor Expo

Educating consumers for more than 30 years

Sapele

Sapele 

Back to Species Gallery

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.
 


Check out the Hardwood Floors Resource Book for all your wood flooring needs.

View Digital Edition

Complete this form for more information on the benefits of hardwood floors in your home or business, delivered right to your inbox.

 
National Hardwood Flooring Association NWFA Verified  Hardwood Federation