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Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £750 ex VAT (£900 inc VAT).
A rough-sawn timber product cut to your sizes. If you need a smooth, ready-to-use finish, see: Planed timber.
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Alternative Species Price Comparison
If you want to know how these timbers differ from each other and whether they'll be suitable for your project, call the iWood sales office on 01889 279 018.
Sapele is an African hardwood which can be used in marine environments and for internal joinery. The strength of Sapele wood is comparable to English Oak in terms of resistance to indentation, bending strength, stiffness and shock load resistance.
We supply Sapele in the FAS grade, which is the best grade available. The colour of the wood darkens to reddish-brown when dried in a kiln, although, the timber will still silver grey if left untreated and in direct sunlight.
Our cut to size timber is untreated and is kiln dried to remove moisture content. Sawn Sapele is ideal if you don't have the facility to cut timber down in-house.
Our cut to size Sapele wood & timber products (also called sawn to size) are literally sawn down to your chosen measurements and come straight off the saw with no machining performed to the edges, unlike our planed products. The timber is supplied in nominal thicknesses of 25, 32, 38, 50, 64, 76 and 100mm ready for you to machine for use.
iWood - The premier supplier of Sapele wood in the UK
Sapele is widely used for furniture, cabinet-making, shop-fitting, boat-building, panelling and joinery. The wood can be difficult to work with although a good finish can be obtained, the timber can be glued well and takes nails and screws well.
As supplies of Mahogany have become harder to come by, after it was listed on the CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered, Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix II, Sapele has become a common substitute. Sapele has similar qualities to Mahogany and is part of the same family – Meliaceae.
At iWood Timber Merchants, we have built our reputation on supplying the highest quality timber, ensuring you have the greatest percentage of usable Sapele possible from your order.
Timber Species Information
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FAS Quality Sapele Cut To Size from iWood Timber
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14-17 working days.
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Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
The ordering process
After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for dispatch, we will give you a call to arrange delivery.
Can I order samples?
Yes you can, you can order samples of certain timbers at www.iwood.co.uk/sample-request/.
If the species you need isn't there please give us a call or talk to us on our online chat.
The timbers shown are planed all round samples and are not profiled.
To help people find the right product when they use the search box at the top of the page, we've listed here some of the most common things people label their items as:
- frame / frames
- panel / panels
- planking / planks
- rails / railing / rail