Wood description: SAPELI MAHONIE (Pommele) The structure in the wood gives the sapeli pommele a special appearance. Deviations in the direction of the grain sometimes create beautiful figurations that are known by the names of soothed, appliquéd, draped and so on. Sometimes they look like a mountain landscape with hills and valleys. This characteristic makes the wood very pricey Sapeli is used both in its solid form and as veneer and plywood for furniture, interior panelling, piano and organ building and other musical instruments, skins and panelling for yachts, turned goods and sculpture.
Botanical name: Entadrophragma
Growth area: Tropical Central and West Africa