Species: Sapelli


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Sapelli
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Undianuno, Sapelli, Aboudikro, Penkwa, Sapele, M' Boyo, Sapelli-mahogany, Assie, Sapelewood, Muyovu, Lifaki,
Scientific name(s)
Entandrophragma cylindricum,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Veneer for interior of plywood, Flooring, Ship building (planking and deck), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Stairs (inside), Light carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:62 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,69 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:102 (+/- 11) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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