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Mahogany – Pod

Afzelia quanzensis
Also known as |
Afzelia|Chamfuta|Chamfuti|Doussie|Pod Mahogany
Mahogany - Pod / Chamfuta Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Pod Mahogany is a light reddish-brown wood, indigenous to the southeastern region of Africa. (Sapwood is easily distinguishable, with its pale yellow coloration.) It is a very hard wood — considerably more dense, stable and durable than any other ‘mahogany substitute’ wood. More dense specimens have been used for a number of demanding outdoor applications in Africa, yet premium-grade pieces can hold their own, aesthetically, with the finest exotic woods in the world — often boasting a high degree of chatoyance, and a remarkably deep, 3D-like figure.

This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is classified as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Why We Love This Wood

Pod Mahogany is so named for its often figured, highly chatoyant appearance which resembles mahogany, and the trees from which the wood is cut are pod bearing. (Seeds taken from the pods the trees produce are in great demand in Africa, for use as ornaments and charms. They are often woven into necklaces, or made into trinkets and sold as curios. Elephants are known to eat its leaves and bark.)

The wood is significantly more dense than most mahoganies. Resultingly, it is more stable and durable -- expanding the variety of potential applications for this most beautiful, useful wood.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupReddish
    Grain Pattern Figured
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF4.2
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3805
    Janka Hardness - LBF1915
    Janka Hardness - N8500
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    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1024
    41.81 × 10.94 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $62.05

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1024
    41.81 × 10.94 × 1 in

    $62.05

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1024
    41.81 × 10.94 × 1 in

    $62.05

    Mahogany – Pod

    Knot, crack.

    MOGPOD1022
    41.63 × 10.56 × 1 in

    Knot, crack.

    $54.22

    Mahogany – Pod

    Knot, crack.

    MOGPOD1022
    41.63 × 10.56 × 1 in

    $54.22

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1022
    41.63 × 10.56 × 1 in

    $54.22

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1021
    44.75 × 10.56 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $64.11

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1021
    44.75 × 10.56 × 1 in

    $64.11

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1021
    44.75 × 10.56 × 1 in

    $64.11

    Mahogany – Pod

    Knot,.

    MOGPOD1020
    38.38 × 8.63 × 1 in

    Knot,.

    $40.85

    Mahogany – Pod

    Knot,.

    MOGPOD1020
    38.38 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $40.85

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1020
    38.38 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $40.85

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1019
    42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $50.05

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1019
    42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $50.05

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1019
    42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $50.05

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1018
    38.38 × 9.13 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $47.54

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1018
    38.38 × 9.13 × 1 in

    $47.54

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1018
    38.38 × 9.13 × 1 in

    $47.54

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1017
    44.06 × 9.19 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $54.93

    Mahogany – Pod

    Clear.

    MOGPOD1017
    44.06 × 9.19 × 1 in

    $54.93

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1017
    44.06 × 9.19 × 1 in

    $54.93

    Mahogany – Pod
    Worm holes.
    MOGPOD1015
    46.81 × 10.44 × 1 in

    Worm holes.

    $60.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    Worm holes.
    MOGPOD1015
    46.81 × 10.44 × 1 in

    $60.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1015
    46.81 × 10.44 × 1 in

    $60.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    Beautiful figure.
    MOGPOD1014
    42.38 × 10.25 × 0.94 in

    Beautiful figure.

    $58.93

    Mahogany – Pod
    Beautiful figure.
    MOGPOD1014
    42.38 × 10.25 × 0.94 in

    $58.93

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1014
    42.38 × 10.25 × 0.94 in

    $58.93

    Mahogany – Pod
    Nice board.
    MOGPOD1012
    52.31 × 6.81 × 1 in

    Nice board.

    $48.33

    Mahogany – Pod
    Nice board.
    MOGPOD1012
    52.31 × 6.81 × 1 in

    $48.33

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1012
    52.31 × 6.81 × 1 in

    $48.33

    Mahogany – Pod
    Checks.
    MOGPOD1010
    58.5 × 8.63 × 1 in

    Checks.

    $62.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    Checks.
    MOGPOD1010
    58.5 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $62.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1010
    58.5 × 8.63 × 1 in

    $62.27

    Mahogany – Pod
    Checks on one face with knots.
    MOGPOD1004
    46.75 × 8.5 × 0.875 in

    Checks on one face with knots.

    $49.01

    Mahogany – Pod
    Checks on one face with knots.
    MOGPOD1004
    46.75 × 8.5 × 0.875 in

    $49.01

    Mahogany – Pod
    MOGPOD1004
    46.75 × 8.5 × 0.875 in

    $49.01

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