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.
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.