It occurs in Africa, magenta-brown colour, freshly harvested wood density of 850-950 kg/m3 density at 12% humidity is 700 kg/m3.
Sapele wood is an African variant of mahogany. Patio decking has a certificate of FSC, e.i. the most valued in the world organisation promoting sustainable forestry
It is used in the construction of open-air pools, restaurant terraces, gazebos, patios, paths, fences, facades, as well as in the furnishing public recreational spaces.