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Mahogany – African

Khaya anthotheca, Khaya grandifoliola, Khaya ivorensis, Khaya senegalensis
Also known as |
African Mahogany|Khaya
Mahogany - African Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

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.

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.)

Why We Love This Wood

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.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupReddish Brown
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF3.3
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3640
    Janka Hardness - LBF1070
    Janka Hardness - N4760
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    4/4 Lumber
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    Mahogany-African-Select&better-6/4Lumber

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    Mahogany-African-Select&better-12/4Lumber

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    8/4 Lumber – rift and quartered

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    Mahogany – African

    $75.71 $60.57

    MOGAFR1107
    2.13" x 8.63" x 42.31"

    Skip planing

    Mahogany – African

    $65.85 $52.68

    MOGAFR1106
    2.06" x 5.81" x 54.66"

    Edge defect

    Mahogany – African

    $64.52 $51.62

    MOGAFR1105
    2.06" x 5.81" x 53.56"

    Bark inclusion

    Mahogany – African

    $71.67 $57.34

    MOGAFR1104
    2.13" x 8.63" x 44.06"

    Edge defect

    Mahogany – African

    $59.93 $47.94

    MOGAFR1103
    1.94" x 5.81" x 49.75"

    Edge defect

    Mahogany – African

    $50.45 $40.36

    MOGAFR1102
    2.06" x 5.81" x 41.88"

    Edge defect, Skip planing

    Mahogany – African

    $77.06 $61.65

    MOGAFR1101
    2.06" x 6.75" x 55.06"

    Edge defect

    Mahogany – African

    $73.35 $58.68

    MOGAFR1100
    2.06" x 6.75" x 57.65"

    Edge defect,Skip planing

    Mahogany – African

    $27.54 $22.03

    MOGAFR1098
    0.94" x 8.75" x 41.75"

    Worm tracks.

    Mahogany – African

    $20.64 $16.51

    MOGAFR1097
    0.94" x 6.31" x 43.38"

    Fracture.

    Mahogany – African

    $21.05 $16.84

    MOGAFR1096
    0.94" x 6.25" x 49.63"

    Worm tracks, fracture.

    Mahogany – African

    $25.36 $20.29

    MOGAFR1094
    0.94" x 8.63" x 43.31"

    Worm tracks, cracks, fracture.

    20 BF – Mahogany African

    $230.00$250.00
    $184.00$200.00

    PROJMOGAFR1001
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    20 BF African Mahogany project pack

    Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total)
    Widths: 4″ and wider
    Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal

    We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
    You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

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    Lead time is 3 working days.
    Ships free via UPS/USPS.

    Mahogany – African

    $31.03 $24.82

    MOGAFR1089
    0.94" x 9.25" x 40.44"

    Light end check.

    Mahogany – African

    $30.67 $24.54

    MOGAFR1088
    1" x 10.38" x 35.63"

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    American Birch works easily — it turns, glues and finishes well — although most boards have very little natural luster. It’s a versatile wood that can be used for a number of different applications, but it needs to be protected, as the wood will decay when exposed to the elements. (… and if left unprotected will rot.)

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