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Sappeli Wood: An Alternative to Sheesham, Mango and Rubber wood

Posted by Woodpentry 11/10/2017 2 Comment(s)

BUILD FURNITURE YOU CAN BE PROUD OF - TRY SAPPELI

 

This is a hardwood you really do not want to miss. Sappeli comes from massive trees of 150 feet in height and over 4 feet in diameter or girth. To make it better, the trunks reach about 80 feet before branching off.

 

ARE YOU WONDERING IF IT MAKES GOOD FURNITURE?

 

Look at the customised dining set below which me made for one of our clients entirely out of Sappeli.

 

It is a stunning example of design and execution. And yes, cabinets made from Sappeli look even grandeur.

 

 

Its consistent dark brown colour and extremely stable nature make it very attractive for craftsmen and manufacturers to work with.  It has a gorgeous ribbon like grain appearance that really stands out in the finished product.

 

One of the most interesting characteristics of Sappeli is its interlocking grain. When Sappeli trees grow, the grains in the timber twist and interlock in irregular intervals resulting in a very distinctive look.

 

Before WWI the principal demand for this wood came from Germany where it was used for decorative cabinet work. Sappeli was found in the propeller-blades of German Zeppelins. It is also one of Europe's most desired woods in manufacturing furniture’s, doors, windows and hardwood flooring. It has a wide variety of applications and is very popular for high-grade furniture such as book cases and cabinets. It is a great alternative to Sheesham, Mango and Rubber wood.

 

Next time you are considering Sappeli Contact us to find out how we might be able to help.

 

Sappeli has become much more popular in recent years, it is not under threat, making it a reasonably sustainable and cost-effective substitute. Woodpentry is proud to have partnered with suppliers and vendors engaged in Responsible Forest Management, who source timbers that are FSC and PEFSC certified.

 

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT SAPPELI?

 

It's a strong, durable hardwood with a distinctive tight grain, rich colouring and wavy texture, ideal for making furniture, flooring and cabinets as well as stairs. The timber is harder and more stable than Sheesham, Mango and Rubber wood with a dense structure that is highly resistant to rot and almost completely water-tight.

 

Many of our customers choose sappeli to act as a contrast to their existing decor, and this can look very effective. It also makes a great alternative to black walnut.

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