Common names: Sapelli, Sapelli Pommele
Scientific name(s): Entandrophragma cylindricum
Sapelli Pommele is a very rare timber to find in solid form, as most logs are sliced into veneer. The word pommele is the French term for dappled, and refers to a quilted or blistered appearance in the wood that is highly sought after. Pommele figure is very rarely found throughout the whole tree and is generally more towards the outer parts of the slab. Therefore some boards will be completely covered in a rich pommele figure where as other will only have some pommele on the edges of the board where sapwood is present. This beautiful figure coupled with sapelli’s golden to dark reddish-brown color is certainly a winning combination.
Commercial Restriction: IUCN Red list