An African hardwood that is highly sought after for its similarity to Mahogany. Sapele’s colors are slightly redder than Mahogany, with dark tones and purple-brown hues. A remarkable feature of Sapele is that the grain is interlocked and changes direction in frequent, irregular intervals. This unique feature makes the wood appear to glow as it picks up light within its grain. Sapele is one of Europe’s most desired woods in the manufacture of furniture, hardwood flooring, windows and doors.