African Mahogany: Exotic Wood

African Mahogany has a rich brown to a red color resembling true genuine Mahogany but priced much cheaper. African Mahogany can have interlocking grain or grain that twists within a board more than genuine mahogany. African Mahogany is also referred to as Khaya Mahogany.

This is a great alternative to the more expensive genuine Mahogany, and it is becoming more and more popular within the woodworking community.


Origin of Wood TypeAfrica
Botanical NameKhaya Anthothca
Specific Gravity.64
Avg. Weight Per BF3.8 lbs
Color RangeLight brown to deeper brown/reddish
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width6 inches and wider
Typical Avg. Length8 – 16 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesWoodworking, Furniture, Cabinetry, and Musical Instruments
Lumber GradesFAS grade
Other Trade Names Kyaha Mahogany or African Mahogany