African Mahogany has a good natural luster with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy. As well that is comprised of a handful of species from the Khaya genus, all of which are native to Africa. In contrast to other Mahogany, this one tends to be less reddish brown color.
Other Common Names: Khaya, Khaya Ivorensis
Sourcing Region: Africa
Color, Pattern, Texture: African Mahogany’s color varies, from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown; sometime with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. As color tends to darken with age, the grain of African Mahogany is straight to interlock, with a medium coarse texture. It has a beautiful natural luster with a light-reflecting optical known as chatoyancy.
Common Uses and Applications: Interior and exterior projects; such as furniture, boatbuilding, millwork, veneer and turnings
Working Properties: Easy to work with, glues and finishes well. Tear out can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked. We offer you a wide selection of Amana tools to help you work with hardwoods.
Grades: Select & Better
Length and Width: 6’ and longer - 4” and wider
Density: Janka Hardness 910 (The denser a wood is, the harder, stronger, and more durable. Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods)