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When newly cut the heartwood of Sapele is pink but then darkens to a red-brown or purple-brown on exposure. The grain is moderately interlocked or wavy, with a fine texture. The wood can exhibit an attractive range of figure, with ribbon and regular stripe on quarter sawn boards. Plus fiddleback, mottle or roe on other cuts. Typically though, Sapele is fairly consistent in colour and grain but boards can differ from one to another. Sapele paints well and is a good all round performerSapele is good for: Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Facias, cover fillets and much more.
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