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Quilted Sapele

Sapele is an African hardwood that is occasionally found with quilt type figuring. It is highly prized by the instrument trade and can be difficult to find at times. It is dense and heavy and takes a very fine polish.

Latin: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Location: Tropical West and Central Africa
Trees: 3ft diameter, up to 200 ft tall
Native Names: Aboudikro
Density: 39 lb/cubic ft