Sapele Quarter Cut Fumé is an specially elegant wood veneer. The smoking treatment defines a natural wood surface which is dark, warm and glossy. The special colour of this product is exclusive from CHANNEL VENEERS as long as that tone is the result of a process of smoking developped by the company: the Fumé. In addition to that beautiful texture, the Quarter Cut makes possible a very well structurated figure to be present in every bundle.
Sapele is a huge tree native to tropical Africa. Its wood is commercially important as its figure is similar to Mahogany. For that reason Sapele wood veneer is occasionally used as a substitute of that noble wood. Sapele grain is interlocked and sometimes is also wavy. The texture is fine, uniform and presents a good natural luster. Sapele wood is typically used for decorative applications in that usesd where figure is important and a hardness is required such as flooring and doors. Sapele Quarter Cut is also used for fine carpentry and musical instruments.
Heartwood of Sapele wood is a medium to dark reddish brown. The veneer is easy to recognize due to the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards. When it is smoked, the natural colour of Sapele turns darker and more contrasted. This treatment also makes the final surface glossier.
As shown in the pictures above, CHANNEL VENEERS selects the best logs of Sapele Quarter Cut Fumé. This makes possible to provide wide bundles and also full lengths that are usually over 3.10 meters lenght. Althought the Sapele is a well know wood veneer, Sapele Quarter Cut Fumé is an innovative product. Therefore, the company usually offers this reference on demand. Due to this way of producing the veneer, it is possible to produce the required bundle sizes and qualities. Please, Don’t hesitte to contact directly with the company if you are looking for a certain amount or an special quality of this product.