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Our Sapele Inventory

We have over 50 Ash slabs in stock online in sizes that usually range:

  • Up to 28" wide
  • Up to 11' long
  • Up to 1" thick

Origin: Sapele trees are found in Africa, from Ghana to the Congo and Uganda.

Color: The heartwood of Sapele is a golden to dark reddish brown in color with a creamy sapwood. It can be highly figured with a variety of patterns including pomele, beeswing, mottled, fiddleback, and can have ribbon stripes when quartersawn.

Janka Hardness: 1410 (medium)

Decay and Weather Resistance: Rated as moderately to very decay resistant and moderate resistance to insects/borer.

Workability: Sapele is not difficult to work with, but may tear during planing. It will react and become discolored or stained when put into direct contact with iron. It can also sticker stain very easily if not properly dried. It has a blunting effect on cutters, but it turns, glues, and finishes well.

Uses: Sapele is often used to make fine furniture, musical instruments, cabinetry, flooring, countertops, doors, boat building, and veneer.

Misc: Although not a true Mahogany, Sapele is from the same botanical family and has similar properties. It is sometimes called Sapele Mahogany and occasionally used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany.


We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.


If you can't find what you need online, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for assistance in your search.


Phone: 413.229.7919

Call or Visit: Mon-Fri 8-4:30, Sat 8-Noon EST