Sapele Veneered MDF Details
Sapele is a durable hardwood valued for its interlocked grain and sophisticated look. By slicing the veneers with a crown cut, we achieve the desirable decorative pattern that makes Sapele stand out.
The veneered MDF pairs the workability and affordability of MDF with the elegance of real wood veneer.
As a versatile material, our Sapele veneered MDF boards are ideal for customisation. We can cut them to size or prepare them for fixings per your specifications.
Sapele Veneered MDF Key Features
With a sturdy 18mm MDF core, our sapele veneered sheets provide strength and stability for diverse applications including furniture, shelving, panelling, and more.
Our veneered MDF boards offer an affordable alternative to solid sapele wood, providing the attractive appearance of pure lumber at a fraction of the cost.
These veneered boards are easily cleaned with just a wood polish and microfibre cloth, allowing simple maintenance to keep them looking fresh.
The compressed MDF core results in lightweight veneered boards that are much easier to transport, handle, and install compared to heavy full sapele planks.
Our veneered MDF sheets can be readily cut, drilled, and fabricated to meet your custom specifications. We can also add veneered edges for a seamless look.
Check out our guides for tips on installing these versatile, budget-friendly sapele-veneered MDF boards for your next project.
Applications & Uses Sapele Veneer
Sapele Veneered MDF Specifications
|Material||Wood - MDF Core & Real Sapele Wood Faces|
|Finish||Sapele Veneered (Unfinished Edges)|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1200mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of sapele veneered MDF?
Sapele veneered MDF provides the attractive look of solid sapele wood at a lower cost. It is versatile, lightweight, easy to maintain, and simple to fabricate compared to pure sapele lumber.
How thick is the sapele veneer layer?
Our standard sapele veneered MDF has a 0.5mm thick veneer layer on each face. The core is 18mm thick standard MDF.
What types of projects is it suitable for?
It can be used for furniture, cabinetry, shelving, wall panelling, millwork, and more.
Can sapele veneer be cut, drilled, and fabricated like other MDF?
Yes, it retains the workability of standard MDF and can be cut, routed, drilled, and fabricated as needed. The veneer surface may require special bits.
How should it be finished?
The sapele veneer can be left natural, stained, painted, or finished with polyurethane. Take care not to damage the decorative veneer surface when applying finishes.
How should it be cleaned and maintained?
Use a soft wood polish and microfiber cloth to regularly dust. Avoid harsh cleaners which may damage the veneer over time.