Sapele features interlocking, fine textured grain that frequently changes direction. Our Sapele is “quarter sawn” at the mill, a process that creates a ribbon or stripe effect, almost as if the wood glows with an internal light. Colors range from light brown to medium reddish brown tones. Sapele is light-sensitive, and will darken with age, an effect that will be accelerated with exposure to sunlight.
A range of colors and grain patterns may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts will not match. These are natural characteristics of Sapele and are not considered a defect.