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Sapele Mahogany

Heartwood is a medium to dark reddish brown or purplish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the 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.  Heartwood ranges from moderately durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance.

A recommended replacement for Honduran (Genuine) Mahogany.  Sapele is less likely to have the issues of fuzziness associated with African Mahogany.