Trade name: Sapeli Pommele
Country of origin: Africa
Occurrence: West, Central, East Africa, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Zaire, Uganda.
Usage: High-quality interior finishing, popular wood for these purposes in the USA, Australia and Japan.
Character: Special growth characteristics result in a unique veneer appearance, showing almost grain-like surfaces, making it particularly attractive.
Special Features: Medium to short wavelength radial fiber variations in the wood result in the very attractive appearance of Sapeli Pommele. The texture, which looks like a mountain landscape with peaks and valleys, is mysteriously intensified by the beautiful red-brown color. With age, the intensity and depth of the veneer image increases. Sapeli Pommelé is a veneer that is highly decorative and sought after.