2 x 4 Sapele S4S - Hardwood


2 x 4 Sapele S4S / Hardwood

Sapele / Hardwood Specifications:
  • 2 x 4, 2-in x 4-in (Nominal), 1-1/2-in x 3-1/2-in (Actual), 38 x 89 mm (Actual - Metric) Approx.
  • Sapele Wood
  • Hardwood
  • Surfaced on 4 Sides (S4S)
Sapele is a commonly exported and economically important African wood species. Sapele wood has a golden to dark reddish brown in color which tends to darken with age; has a common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback. Sapele’s grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy; Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.

Sapele can be troublesome to work in some machines, (planing, routing, and etc.), resulting in tearout due to its interlocked grain. Sapele wood will also react when put into direct contact with iron, becoming discolored and stained. Sapele has a slight blunting effect on cutters, but it turns, glues, and finishes well.

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