sapele 2400

Sapele

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.

Origin
Africa
Density
690

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
690
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
110
Radial Shrinkage
2%
Hardness (janka) (kN)
7.0
Finish
Excellent
Durability
Durable
Machining
Good
Split Resistance Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Africa
Specific Gravity
0.62
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
12
Tangential Shrinkage
4%
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Widely