Griffin Exotic Wood

Figured Sapele
(entandrophragma cylindricum)

For years, this wood has been difficult to get and has now become almost impossible to acquire in the USA.  Part of the reason is that it is almost all being sold to veneer and other manufacturers in China, who pay more and have thus cornered the market.  The wood is worth more as veneer and the lumber prices for the small remaining stocks of highly figured solid wood are now very high.  Wood with medium or low or no figure is still easy to get and much less expensive.  The figure may look like the pictures above or others below (more quilted/curly or intensely quilted, or a combination of the two).  The color can also be lighter or darker as well.  Most people are very happy with our gallery grade (gg) material, and even gallery grade minus (gg-) material is very nice compared to most figured woods.  If you have questions about specific pieces, do not hesitate to email for specific answers.  Thanks!


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Quilted Sapele pen blank
Figure at least GG grade

Price: $6.75

Quilted Sapele 1 x 1 x 12 gallery grade
kiln dried

Price: $11.50 


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These are dried quilted sapele with great quality figure. One of my favorite figured woods. Sapele like this rarely reaches the USA. Generally it is bought in bulk by large firms that take all the good quality figured wood to China. Every once in awhile a high quality log makes it in the USA. This is from some of those. Note the figure cannot be fully shown unless held and moved in the light, we have done our best with still pics. All pieces are dried and ready to use. Pieces not listed below are sold.

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