Mahogany African » Khaya ivorensis

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

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)

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


Mahogany African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Mahogany African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Mahogany African 4/4 Lumber

Mahogany African 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Mahogany African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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Mahogany African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Mahogany African Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Mahogany African Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Mahogany African Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Mahogany African Ribbon Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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African Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

African Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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African Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

African Mahogany Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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African Mahogany Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

African Mahogany Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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