SAPELE FIGURED (BLOCK MOTTLE) WOOD
Sapele quarter cut wood veneer heartwood is medium to dark reddish-brown. Straight grained to wavy; fine texture. Beautiful block mottle figure.
Common Uses for Quarter Cut Sapele Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, acoustic panels and millwork, as well as private aircraft and yacht interiors.
Other Name(s): Sometimes also spelled as Sapeli veneer.
The Tree: Grows to heights of 150 feet, with trunk diameters between 4-5 feet.
A Little History: Because Sapele belongs to the same family as true Mahogany, its uses are very similar.