Interlocked, sometimes wavy grain producing a distinctive roe figure on quartered surfaces. Medium texture, high luster, pale yellow sapwood and light red to dark reddish brown heartwood. Sapele Mahogany Plywood is extremely stable and is not subject to movements caused by temperature and humidity changes. This makes it perfect for applications where tolerances are tight, such as door panels trapped within rails and stiles. Not having to worry about a panel cupping and bowing or expanding and cracking a frame is a significant benefit.