Sapele

Entandrophragma Cylindricum
sapele 2400
Entandrophragma Cylindricum

Heartwood is pink when freshly cut to red brown or purple brown. Sapwood grey pink or cream. Interlocked grain producing a narrow and uniformly distributed stripe on the radial surface. Texture fine and even. The wood has a slight cedar like odour when freshly cut. Also known as Sapeli, Sapelli, Sapelle.

Properties

DENSITY 690
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 110
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 2%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 7.0
FINISH Excellent
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Africa
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.62
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 12
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 4%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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