Sapele


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Sapele

(səpā`lē), city (1991 est. pop. 123,000), S Nigeria, a port in the Niger delta. The center of the Nigerian timber industry, Sapele has sawmills and a large plywood and veneer factory; rubber is processed there, and plastics, chemicals, and shoes are manufactured. After the British established a vice consulate in the city in 1892, Sapele grew in importance as a port; in 1894 it came under British rule and served as a local administrative center.

Sapele

 

a city in Nigeria, in Bendel State; situated on the Es-cravos River, an arm of the Niger. Population, 61,000 (1969). Sapele is a seaport, exporting timber and lumber, rubber, and palm kernels. The city has Nigeria’s largest enterprise for the production of plywood and enterprises for the production of palm oil.

sapele, sapele mahogany

A light-to-dark red-brown wood of central and western Africa; hard, relatively dense, frequently with ribbon-stripe grain; often decoratively figured.
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The two survivors bearing the sad news of the fate of the rest of the expedition arrived at Sapele on 7 January.
The evocation of the poet's childhood by the Ethiope River in Sapele is compelling.
The DJ booth, like the bar, is a standout crafted from African sapele mahogany, complemented by walnut Medici lounge chairs from Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi, and Laajisto's custom striped-marble tables that are "a little bit funky, but high-end and look good under a cocktail glass," the designer says.
Inside, market and restaurant spaces flow into each other and the matte-charcoal reappears on background walls that enhance natural sapele wood and slate wall panels in the market, and heart pine tables and chairs in the restaurant.
It also is referred to as white sapele or white mahogany because it has a nice ribbony-grain pattern similar to the ribbon stripe in sapele.
Meanwhile, the smaller port of Sapele will see the best growth overall, although it is considerably smaller than, for instance, Lagos and Harcourt, at 6.
Accessed directly from the drawing room is a superb sapele framed loggia with glass roof providing a superb spot to relax and catch the sun.
The award-wining wood, described as straight-grained and medium textured, is touted as a sustainable alternative for a variety of hardwoods, including mahogany and sapele.
It bans him from entering East Tyndall Street, Habershon Street, Neilson Close, Ocean Way, Schooner Way, Eastmoors Road, Bayside Road, Sapele Drive and Ordell Street.
It is available in varieties of Smoked White Oak, Red Oak, Sapele and Walnut.
The architects have also introduced a rich palette of sapele mahogany, stone floor tile and broadloom carpet, combined with a refined level of detailing that will appeal to boutique and professional services firms alike.