Mahogany African » Khaya ivorensis

Why Mahogany African?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Its 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 of Mahogany African

Color Range

Light pink to reddish-brown or golden tan-brown.
other names for Mahogany African

Other Names

Diala iri, Akuk, Bandoro,Khaya mahogany, Benin mahogany, Ogwango, Bisselon, Senegal mahogany, Bitehi
uses for Mahogany African

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building, veneer, desks, cabinets, entry doors, stairs, moldings and trim.
the Mahogany African tree

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 West Africa, primarily Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria
map of where this wood grows
Weight

2.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-27.93% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

830

Janka Rating (?)
-35.66% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.44

Specific Gravity (?)
-31.25% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Mahogany African:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak


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