Sapele is a genuine substitute for Mahogany! Our Sapele comes from the Congo Basin, where it is cut and manufactured. Along with Utile (Sipo), Sapele is widely used in Europe as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany, particularly in the furniture, flooring, door and window industry. Sapele has a very attractive Mahogany color, it is durable, has great working properties, machines and finishes well. Pricing is below Genuine Mahogany and supply is ample.