Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
It's what a lot of things which initially look like they might be made from mahogany are actually made from.
In England it's very common to find interior household doors veneered with Sapele.
Steve.
I had a large set of picture frames made in the mid 90's and the section was cut from Sapele, as you say it's quite common here. I'm looking at what wood I need to renovate a whole plate cameran and need something that will match existing parts. I'm not sure that sapele is quite hard enough for the more delicate front standard I need, oak works well but has a marked grain.

Ian