Sapele is exotic among the wood species, but at all rare and traditionally very used.
Most of this trees come from West Africa, from Liberia to Angola, but also it can be found in East and Central Africa.
This kind of wood has a weak pink to dark red heartwood, quickly darkening to a red brown in time. One of the most traditional feature of Sapele is the interlocked grain.
It is a hard wood, reason why it has been used as construction lumber, but its bright and fine texture which makes of this wood a very common choice in the interior design, furniture, paneling or doors.
Crown cut shows us the first bundles from a log because it is sliced over the heart. That produces the so-called cathedral structure, much sought after in crown cut bundles and that raises its natural essence.
This type of finishing get an inviting and warm environment. Wood reaches its best peaks as a very natural and historic material, that always will be breaking. Perfect for all the spaces and all the aesthetic requirements.