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Materials - Sapele

Our Ribbon Sapele Products
Graphic Spaces uses this African hardwood exclusively to make our Happy Tree Bookshelf. The natural wood grain pattern will vary with each piece, adding distinct beauty, uniqueness and individual character to each product design.

Ribbon Sapele Facts
Sapele appears like a fine-grained African Mahogany but with more uniform color. It is used in cabinetry, furniture, boats, musical instruments and other high-end architectural millwork appllcations. Sapele is harvested out of Western and Eastern areas of Africa. 

Did you know?
The ribbon stripe figure of ribbon sapele comes from quarter sawing the log - the interlocked grain of produces the length wise stripes, or ribbons. An added benefit to quarter sawn lumber is the utmost stability.