Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterIts color, texture and grain give it a very close resemblance to classic Honduras Mahogany. Relatively hard and works well aside from the woolly surfaces that sanding produces; highly lustrous and polishes well; very durable wood.
Color RangeLight pink to reddish-brown or golden tan-brown.
Other NamesDiala iri, Akuk, Bandoro,Khaya mahogany, Benin mahogany, Ogwango, Bisselon, Senegal mahogany, Bitehi
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building, veneer, desks, cabinets, entry doors, stairs, moldings and trim.
What's the Tree Like?Reaches heights of 140 feet with trunk diameter up to 72" above large buttresses. Bole will measure 40-80 feet. The Mahogany African tree grows in Africa
2.58lbs /Bd. Ft.
830Janka Rating (?)
0.44Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Mahogany African:
Ease of Finishing