Pomelle Sapele Veneer

Pommele Sapele Veneer

Sapele is a large tree from the African rainforest, growing from Sierra Leone to Angola and eastward through the Congo to Uganda.

The distinct, grey-pink or cream Sapele sapwood may be up to 10cm wide, while the heartwood is pink when freshly cut, (similar to that of Honduras Mahogany), maturing to a red-brown or purple-brown color.

The texture of Sapele veneer is typically moderately fine and the grain is interlocked, producing the instantly recognisable narrow and uniform striping when quarter-sawn. Sapele takes finishes well.

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