Ribbon Striped Sapele

(Entandrophragma meliaceae) From West and East Africa, this is a beautiful veneer with rich lines in the grain. The straighter grain is good for larger projects. The stripes in the wood are sometimes referred to as figured. Sapele is very often used for furniture-making, cabinet-making, and paneling. Higher grades of the veneer generally have straighter, tight grain which is sometimes called "pencil stripe."

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