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VENEER ARCHIVE
Dec. 2010 Jan. 2011

Jan 2011

This Month’s Featured Wood: Sapele, Flat Cut

Description:
Lighter than African Mahogany, South American Mahogany is pale pink to golden brown, with a firm texture and straight grain structure. Quarter-cut veneer exhibits a straight to plain stripe.

Applications:
South American Mahogany is used in high-end furniture, office furniture, reproduction furniture, architectural panels and doors. There are architectural demands for fiddleback, very plain, pommele, mottle, etc. for doors and panels in a rich, traditional design.

Alternatives:
African Mahogany, Makore, Sapele, Anegre (color)

Other Names:
Peruvian, Brazilian, Tabasco, Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, Jamaican

Source:
Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Central America