sapelli

Sapelli

Family: MELIACEAE
Scientific name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Pilot Names:Sapelli, Sapele

END USES

Flooring / Furniture, components / Veneer for plywood / Interior joinery / Cabinetwork / Ship building / Interior panelling / Sliced veneer / Light carpentry / Stairs (inside)

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Red brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,69 0,04
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,47% 0,06%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 7,2% 0,9%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Moderately durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Moderately durable
Use class: Class 2-3 – Inside or outside

DRYING

Drying rate: Normal
Risk of distortion: High risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: Slight risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Easy
Peeling: Good
Slicing: Good

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good
Gluing: Correct