Janka Hardness Scale: 1510

Origin: East and West Africa, from Ivory Coast to the Cameroons and eastward to Uganda and Zaire

Exotic hard wood

Grades Available

Sapele lumber is milled in both Africa and the U.S. The boards are typically 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths, but longer lengths are available. The long boards can double in price because of waste and labor costs.

  • Clear grade is the only grade available, chosen for a dark red orange color. We offer plain-sawn or quarter-sawn in this species.