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Sapele Edge Glued Panels & Worktops

Sapele fingerjointed panel
  • 18mm to 45mm thick - others by arrangement (composites up to 100mm)
  • Maximum size 5300x1210mm
  • Typical pallet size = 10 sheets
  • Supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil
  • D3 bonded for limited high moisture conditions


Sapele is found in the rain forests of West Africa. The heartwood is pinkish when freshly cut, darkening to typical mahogany colour of reddish-brown.

Sapele is characterised by a marked and regular stripe, particularly pronounced on quarter-sawn surfaces, and occasionally mottle figure is present. The wood is moderately fine to close textured, and the grain is interlocked.

Sapele is much harder & heavier than African or American mahogany, and in resistance to indentation. The wood works fairly well with hand and machine tools, takes screws and nails well, glues satisfactorily, stains readily, and takes an excellent finish.

Panel Types

Winwood Products is a supplier of Sapele panels & worktops offering the following configurations/options:

Sapele - Finger jointed panels & worktops

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Fingerjointed sapele panels & worktops
  • Special order in pallet quantities
  • 18mm to 45mm thick
  • Any size up to max. 5300x1210mm
  • D3 water resistant bonding
  • Calibrated to 80 grit as standard
  • Faces protected with shrinkwrapping
  • Can be supplied raw or coated with various coatings such as clear lacquer or oil

Specially ordered in pallets of 20 per item, finger jointed Sapele panels are constructed from full thickness, finger jointed strips 28-45mm wide (usually 40mm) x 250mm-600mm long.

Can be supplied cut or machined to pattern, and prefinished with lacquer, oil, wax or special finishes


Technical details (general)

  • Thickness:
    • 18mm to 45mm - others by arrangement (composites up to 100mm)
  • Standard sizes:
    • Full length staves from 800x1210mm up to 2500x1210mm
    • Finger jointed panels made to order up to max 5300x1210mm
  • Special sizes:
    • Any size can be produced up to the maximum stated above, subject to agreement
  • Tolerances:
    • Length/width: typically +5mm/-3mm
    • Thickness: typically ±0.2mm
    • (Others by arrangement)
  • Face grades:
    • A/B, others by arrangement
  • Bonding Quality:
    • D3 - High moisture applications
  • Other features:
    • Other woods can be incorporated into the construction of the panel to achieve a decorative or contrasting effect