Gin Block – Sapele Wood


Perfect for slicing lemons or preparing other garnishes.

Available: 4 in stock

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Along with our Braai Block, this is one of our most popular products – use this to serve your drinks in style!

These little boards are perfect for slicing lemons or preparing other garnishes for you drink of choice! They are compact enough to take with to the beach or picnics.


About the wood: Sapele

Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum

Distribution: Tropical Africa

Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,280 N)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of  other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.

Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Heartwood ranges from moderately durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance. Moderate insect/borer resistance.

Availability: Should be moderately priced for regular  plainsawn or quartersawn lumber, though figured lumber and veneer can be extremely expensive, particularly pommele or quilted Sapele.

Source: The Wood Database

Sapele Gin Block size: 30cm (length) x 12.7cm (width) x 3.4cm (height)


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