• BOTANICAL NAME Entadrophagma cylindricum sprague
  • OTHER NAMES Sapelli
  • FAMILY Legumes
  • DESCRIPTION OF WOODSapwood: Pinkish white to pinkish gray – Heartwood: Freshly cut pink, reddish brown violet after exposure to light – Fiber: Straight, a lot of frequency with the slightly interwoven fibre – Grain: Medium to fine

Characteristics and mechanical behavior

Apparent Density to 12% degrees of humidity: 690 kg/m3. It is a SEMI-SOFTWOOD / SEMI-HARDWOOD.

It is a hardwood with average stability. Insofar as durability is concerned, we can say that it is highly resistant to molds and xylophages and is not so resistant to termites.

  • Sawing Good
  • Screwed Good
  • Toothbrushing Good, it presents difficulties with fiber-crossed, recommended an angle 15º
  • Molded Good
  • Turning Good
  • Polishing Good
  • Coating Good
  • Glued Good

Main uses and applications

  • Beams
  • Soils
  • Staircases
  • Boards and decorative signposts
  • Exterior carpentry
  • Inner carpentry: doors, coatings, moldings, skirting boards, marbles, parquet
  • Shipbuilding
  • Joinery
  • Furniture
  • Sleepers
  • Pianos