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Botanical Name

Khaya anthotheca, Khaya grandifoliola, Khaya ivorensis, Khaya senegalensis

Other Names

African Mahogany, Khaya

Main Color Group

Reddish Brown

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

40

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

640

Janka Hardness - LBF

1070

Janka Hardness - N

4760

African Mahogany is a wood that continues to grow in popularity — so much so that this new millennium has seen its various species be replanted into tropical regions in Central America, as well as becoming a contemporary plantation roster addition. Depending on its origin, growth conditions and specific strain (“African Mahogany” encompasses four different Khaya species), it color can range from a pale pink or muted orange, to a somewhat darker reddish- or golden-brown. It can also have darker striping, and, aesthetically, it can be further enhanced through figuring (ribbon; wavy diagonal; mottled) and varying levels of chatoyance.

Its grains are typically either straight or interlocked. It works, turns and finishes easily, and beautifully, although boards which feature interlocked grains can occasionally pose tearout issues when planing, joining or resawing.

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Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List. (Given recent upsurges in supply, it may be due for a reevaluation.)

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding, electric guitar building, and interior trim.

Comments: This is another commercially important wood to the African continent. It has been traditionally used there in numerous applications, and is considered a strong, tough, durable wood.

Its being utilized as a Genuine Mahogany substitute has seen its popularity and demand increase, leading to plantation-grown lumber and its various species being transplanted into tropical regions across Latin America. Its ‘mahogany substitute’ status is a valid, justified one: the wood possesses many of the same structural and aesthetic qualities as Honduran Mahogany.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Mahogany - African
$31.8344.75 × 5.75 × 1.437 inMOGAFR1032

Slight bow in board.

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Mahogany - African
$53.5560.062 × 10.75 × 1 inMOGAFR1031
Out of stock

Planer skip one face.

a
Mahogany - African
$28.7138.25 × 11.062 × 1 inMOGAFR1030

Missing material one face.

b
Mahogany - African
$38.7542 × 11.125 × 1 inMOGAFR1029
Out of stock

Small check on one end.

a
Mahogany - African
$22.1036.125 × 7.375 × 1 inMOGAFR1028
Out of stock

Good board.

a
Mahogany - African
$21.9635.9 × 7.375 × 1 inMOGAFR1027
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$42.0171.9 × 7.75 × 0.875 inMOGAFR1026

Knot on both faces.

ab
Mahogany - African
$42.8270 × 7.375 × 1.062 inMOGAFR1025
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$62.7548.312 × 10.5 × 1.437 inMOGAFR1040
Out of stock

Crack on one end.

ab
Mahogany - African
$70.9450.25 × 10.375 × 1.437 inMOGAFR1039

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$44.1038.125 × 8.5 × 1.437 inMOGAFR1038

Small knots.

a
Mahogany - African
$39.4238.625 × 7.5 × 1.5 inMOGAFR1037

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$86.0649.125 × 12.875 × 1.375 inMOGAFR1036
Out of stock

Nice wide board.

a
Mahogany - African
$86.8949.5 × 12.9 × 1.375 inMOGAFR1035
Out of stock

Nice wide board.

a
Mahogany - African
$71.8160.312 × 8.75 × 1.312 inMOGAFR1034
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Mahogany - African
$62.3860.125 × 7.625 × 1.5 inMOGAFR1033

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$79.4048 × 5.75 × 2.687 inMOGAFR1024
Out of stock

Small gouge on one end.

a
Mahogany - African
$79.4048 × 5.75 × 2.687 inMOGAFR1023
Out of stock

Clear nice figure.

a
Mahogany - African
$48.9954 × 5.5 × 1.812 inMOGAFR1022

Knots on both faces.

ab
Mahogany - African
$73.8660.312 × 6.75 × 1.9 inMOGAFR1021

Knot on one face.

a
Mahogany - African
$40.3142.5 × 5.75 × 1.812 inMOGAFR1020
Out of stock

Knots on both faces.

ab
Mahogany - African
$41.4636.562 × 6.875 × 1.9 inMOGAFR1019

Knots on both faces.

ab
Mahogany - African
$21.9848.187 × 5.5 × 1 inMOGAFR1018
Out of stock

Small knot on edge.

a
Mahogany - African
$22.9848.187 × 5.75 × 1 inMOGAFR1017

Clear two face.

a
Mahogany - African
$27.4740.375 × 6.5625 × 1 inMOGAFR1016
Out of stock

Planer skip in center.

a
Mahogany - African
$27.4339.5675 × 6.6875 × 1 inMOGAFR1015
Out of stock

Small Planer skip.

a
Mahogany - African
$43.5763.4375 × 6.625 × 1 inMOGAFR1014
Out of stock

Small planer skip.

a
Mahogany - African
$43.3748.125 × 9.5625 × 1 inMOGAFR1013

Cracking on edging. Small planer skip.

ab
Mahogany - African
$31.5735.75 × 9.37 × 1 inMOGAFR1012

Crack on end.

ab
Mahogany - African
$52.3259.625 × 9.31 × 1 inMOGAFR1011

Small cracks on surface and end.

ab
Mahogany - African
$59.5343.75 × 8.25 × 1.93 inMOGAFR1010
Out of stock

Pitch pocket. Worm hole.

ab
Mahogany - African
$127.2271.75 × 10.75 × 1.87 inMOGAFR1009

Wormholes. Gauged one end. Small planer skip.

ab
Mahogany - African
$48.7748.187 × 11.187 × 1 inMOGAFR1008
Out of stock

Clear two faces.

aaa
Mahogany - African
$43.0647.625 × 10.9 × 1 inMOGAFR1007
Out of stock

Sapwood one end one edge.

a
Mahogany - African
$47.7947.75 × 11.062 × 1 inMOGAFR1006
Out of stock

Clean board no visible defects.

aaa
Mahogany - African
$58.2748.062 × 6.125 × 1.875 inMOGAFR1005
Out of stock

Clear two faces.

aaa
Mahogany - African
$43.9536.25 × 6.125 × 1.875 inMOGAFR1004
Out of stock

Clear two faces.

aaa
Mahogany - African
$43.7559.062 × 8.187 × 0.875 inMOGAFR1003
Out of stock

Beautiful piece!

aaa
Mahogany - African
$35.7448.25 × 8.187 × 0.875 inMOGAFR1002
Out of stock

Stuning figure!

aaa
Mahogany - African
$24.3835.9 × 8.187 × 0.875 inMOGAFR1001
Out of stock

Planer skip one face.

a

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