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Test Post2017-03-08T13:10:24-04:00

Sapele Mahogany

Alan McIlvain Company is a direct importer and  stocks one of the largest Sapele lumber 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 lumber 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.

Sapele Lumber Stacks

Width sorted Sapele Lumber

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

Sources: Africa

Size/Form: sapele-mahogany

lbs/BF (dry): 3.5

Hardness: Medium to Hard

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Sapele Mahogany2019-06-12T14:53:11-04:00

Spanish Cedar

Species: Spanish Cedar

Common Names/Species: Brazilian cedar, Honduras cedar, Cedar, Cedre rouge, Cedro, Central American cedar, Cigar box cedar

Scientific Name: Cedrela odorata

Description: Natural decay and rot resistance, straight-grained, wavy, curly and mottled grain. Soft with a moderately coarse texture. Easy to work.

Common uses: Cigar boxes, lead pencils, boat building, pattern work, furniture, windows and doors

Sources: South America, Africa

Size/Form: spanish-cedar

lbs/BF (dry): 2.5

Hardness: Medium

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Spanish Cedar2018-02-06T13:11:53-04:00

African Mahogany


16/4 Ghana African Mahogany

Species: African Mahogany

Common Names/Species: Khaya

Scientific Name: Khaya ivorensis

Description: Relatively hard; works well; highly lustrous; polishes well; durable.

Common uses: Interior millwork, Exterior millwork, windows and doors, Furniture, cabinets, boat building

Sources: Africa

Size/Form: african-mahogany

lbs/BF (dry): 2.92

Hardness: Medium

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African Mahogany2016-10-25T08:59:23-04:00

Genuine Mahogany

Species: Genuine Mahogany

Common Names/Species: Honduras mahogany, Brazilian mahogany, big leaf mahogany, true mahogany

Scientific Name: Swietenia macrophylla

Description: Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural luster. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease.

Common uses: Interior millwork, Exterior millwork, windows and doors, Furniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building, pattern making

Sources: Central and South America

Size/Form: genuine-mahogany

lbs/BF (dry): 3.33

Hardness: Medium

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Genuine Mahogany2016-10-24T15:17:25-04:00


Species: Jatoba

Common Names/Species: Brazilian cherry, Jatoba, Jutai, Kawanari, Locust, Pie de venado, Rode locus, Rode rode locus, Sirari, West indian locust

Scientific Name: Hymenaea courbaril

Description: Hard, heavy, and tough. Grain is commonly interlocked with a medium coarse texture. Somewhat difficult to work due to its hardness and weight.

Common uses: Flooring, Stairparts, Architectural Millwork, Furniture, cabinets

Sources: South America

Size/Form: jatoba

lbs/BF (dry): 4.67

Hardness: Very Hard

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Type: Bar Rail
Profile: AM-BR3
Size: 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
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Type: Bar Rail
Profile: AM-BR2
Size: 1-5/8″ x 5-5/8″
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Type: Bar Rail
Profile: AM-BR1
Size: 1-3/4″ x 7-5/8″
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Type: Backband
Profile: AM-BB2
Size: 11/16″ x 1-1/8″
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Type: Backband
Profile: AM-BB1
Size: 3/4″ x 1-3/8″
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Species: Cypress

Common Names/Species: Bald cypress, Cypress

Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum

Description: Very distinct leafy grain. Annual rings combine soft, open-meshed spring wood, and hard, close-grained summer wood. Strong and light, very durable and naturally resistant to decay. Soft, easy to work, sand and finish.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Exterior Millwork, Outdoor application, furniture, boat building

Sources: Southeastern United States

Size/Form: Cypress

lbs/BF (dry): 2.55

Hardness: Moderately Soft

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Species: Cherry

Common Names/Species: Black Cherry, Wild Black Cherry, or Wild Cherry

Scientific Name: Prunus serotina

Description: Cherry is easy to work, fine textured, strong and fairly durable. This makes this species popular with cabinetmakers. Highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Becomes darker and richer with age.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Furniture, cabinets, joinery

Sources: Eastern United States

Size/Form: Cherry

lbs/BF (dry): 2.88

Hardness: Moderately Hard

Decay resitance: Resistant

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Species: Basswood

Common Names/Species: American Basswood, American lime, American linden, Linn, White Basswood

Scientific Name: Tilia americana

Description: Because this light-weight wood works very easily with both hand and power tools, it is the wood of choice for many wood carvers. It cuts cleanly, nails, screws, and glues well. Can be painted, stained, and finished without difficulty.

Common uses: In addition to carving, typical uses include turning, pattern making, boxes, crates, and a wide variety of specialty objects.

Sources: Eastern North America

Size/Form: Basswood

lbs/BF (dry): 2.03

Hardness: Soft

Decay resitance: Slightly or nonresistant

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Species: Teak

Common Names/Species: Teak

Scientific Name: Tectona grandis

Description: The Lumber is used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, boat decks, and other articles where weather resistance is desired. It is also used for indoor flooring and as a veneer for indoor furnishings. Teak is easily worked and has natural oils that make it suitable for use in exposed locations, where it is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish.

Common uses: Boat Decks & Trim, Interior Millwork, Exterior Millwork, Windows & Doors, Cabinets, Furniture

Sources: Asia

Size/Form: teak

lbs/BF (dry): 3.33

Hardness: Hard

Decay resitance: Extremely resistant

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Species: Ipe

Common Names/Species: Ipe

Scientific Name: Tabebuia spp

Description: A strong, tough, resilient wood. Naturally durable and weather resistant. Moderately difficult to work especially with hand tools; has a blunding effect on cutting edges, finishes smoothly except where grain is very roey.

Common uses: Decking, Exterior Millwork, Furniture, flooring, industrial uses, tool handles

Sources: South America

Size/Form: ipe

lbs/BF (dry): 5.17

Hardness: Very Hard

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Santos Mahogany

Species: Santos Mahogany

Common Names/Species: Balsamo, Cabriziva, Cedro chino, Chirraca, Estoraque, Incienso, Nabal, Palo de balsamo, Santos mahogany, Sandalo, Tache, Tolu

Scientific Name: Myroxylon balsamum

Description: The wood is hard, moderately difficult to saw, and has a high blunting effect on cutters. Sawdust from machining may cause respiratory irritation in some individuals. A dust mask or respirator is advised.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Fine furniture, cabinets, flooring

Sources: South America

Size/Form: santos-mahogany

lbs/BF (dry): 4.83

Hardness: Hard

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Santos Mahogany2016-03-15T11:43:57-04:00