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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.

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Facts Mahogany, Sapele

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


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