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Mahogany, Sapele

West African Sapele has good machining properties. Used especially for windows, cladding, doors, moldings, furniture, floors, joinery and boat construction. Wide, clearly delimited light/grayish/pink splinter with a brownish/red core, shiny and darkened in light. Sapele is one of the most commonly used Mahogany varieties from Africa.

Mahogany, Sapele

Botanical name Entrandrophragma cylendricum
Origin West Africa
Weight About 650 kg/m3
Shrinkage 12,8
Modulus of elasticity 12.04 GPa
Bending strength 930
Modulus of rupture 109.9 MPa
Janka hardness 1410
Moisture content 8 – 10 %

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