Sapele (suh-PEE-lee) has become one of my favorite woods to work with. It is an African hardwood, quite similar to mahogany, and is a protected tree in some parts of the world. Therefore, I use it sparingly, and only in instances where I know that it will last the user a lifetime.
Deep brown colors reminiscent of red clay, it is ribbon cut (quarter-sawn) making its grain shimmer in long ribbons. And the scent of sapele…is rich and spicy, like walnut.
Currently available here on Etsy.
Wood: Sapele (frame) and pine (spring ribs)
Headboard height: 43″
Height to bottom of mattress: 16.5″
Assembly: bolt-and-pin foot/headboard (tool provided) and drop-in ribs