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.

Species: Sapele

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. Sapele is a great choice for high end exterior millwork such as doors, windows, porch rail, balusters, soffit material, cornices, shiplap and other types of trim. For interiors it is used as mahogany substitute for fine cabinetry, furniture and mouldings.

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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