SAPELE
Sapele is one of the most valuable wood species and is harvested in forests in the eastern and southern regions of Cameroon. Sapele trees can grow as tall as 50 m and have a trunk diameter of up to 1.3 m. One special feature of sapele is that its trunk grows very straight and cylindrical.

APPEARANCE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES.

Sapele heartwood takes on a deep, red brown colour when exposed to light. The grain is straight to irregular. Sapele is easy to work and has a medium coarse texture. Good surface treatment is nevertheless possible under certain conditions. Cracking can occur during the sapele drying process.

APPLICATION AREAS.

Sapele is ideal for the production of door and window frames. Sapele is also widely used to manufacture and produce furniture, stairs, parquet floors and façades.

How can we help you?

If you can’t find your preferred round timber from the above range, our wood experts will be happy to assit you

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+237 677 072 872
+237 243 018 812
info@etsewenintl.com
P.O Box 546 Douala
Cameroon