Mahogany African // Khaya ivorensis

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.
Mahogany African grows in Africa
map of where Mahogany African grows
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.
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 psi)
Density

0.44

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

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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