Khaya anthotheca, Khaya grandifoliola, Khaya ivorensis, Khaya senegalensis
African Mahogany, Khaya
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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.
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.
Planer skip in center. Small Planer skip. Small planer skip. Cracking on edging. Small planer skip. Crack on end. Small cracks on surface and end. Pitch pocket. Worm hole. Wormholes. Gauged one end. Small planer skip. Clear two faces. Sapwood one end one edge. Clean board no visible defects. Clear two faces. Clear two faces. Beautiful piece! Stuning figure! Planer skip one face.
Image Price Grade Dimensions SKU Buy Description hf:att:pa_grade $27.47 A 40.375 × 6.5625 × 1 in MOGAFR1016 a $27.43 A 39.5675 × 6.6875 × 1 in MOGAFR1015 a $43.57 A 63.4375 × 6.625 × 1 in MOGAFR1014 a $43.37 AB 48.125 × 9.5625 × 1 in MOGAFR1013 ab $31.57 AB 35.75 × 9.37 × 1 in MOGAFR1012 ab $52.32 AB 59.625 × 9.31 × 1 in MOGAFR1011 ab $59.53 AB 43.75 × 8.25 × 1.93 in MOGAFR1010 ab $127.22 AB 71.75 × 10.75 × 1.87 in MOGAFR1009 ab $48.77 AAA 48.187 × 11.187 × 1 in MOGAFR1008 aaa $43.06 A 47.625 × 10.9 × 1 in MOGAFR1007 a $47.79 AAA 47.75 × 11.062 × 1 in MOGAFR1006 aaa $58.27 AAA 48.062 × 6.125 × 1.875 in MOGAFR1005 aaa $43.95 AAA 36.25 × 6.125 × 1.875 in MOGAFR1004 aaa $43.75 AAA 59.062 × 8.187 × 0.875 in MOGAFR1003 aaa $35.74 AAA 48.25 × 8.187 × 0.875 in MOGAFR1002 aaa $24.38 A 35.9 × 8.187 × 0.875 in MOGAFR1001 a
Planer skip in center.
Small Planer skip.
Small planer skip.
Cracking on edging. Small planer skip.
Crack on end.
Small cracks on surface and end.
Pitch pocket. Worm hole.
Wormholes. Gauged one end. Small planer skip.
Clear two faces.
Sapwood one end one edge.
Clean board no visible defects.
Clear two faces.
Clear two faces.
Planer skip one face.
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