Alan McIlvain Company is a direct importer with one of the largest Sapele inventories in North America. Our extensive inventory and automated sorting technology allow us to offer sorts and grades no other suppliers can. Unlike typical suppliers we sort imported random width Sapele by quartersawn and flatsawn as well as by width and length. This allows our customers to reduce waste and inventory by buying specifically what is needed for a job.
Species: Sapele Mahogany
Common Names/Species: Aboudikroe, Penkwa, Assi, Sapele, Assie sapelli, Lifari, Sapeli
Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Description: Texture rather fine; grain interlocked; sometimes wavy. Lustrous. Works fairly well. Excellent substitute for Genuine Mahogany.
Common uses: Interior millwork, Exterior millwork, Furniture, Cabinetry, windows and doors
lbs/BF (dry): 3.5
Hardness: Medium to Hard