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. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Khaya Anthothca
Specific Gravity .64
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.8 lbs
Color Range Light brown to deeper brown/reddish
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 6 inches and wider
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 16 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Woodworking, Furniture, Cabinetry, and Musical Instruments
Lumber Grades FAS grade
Other Trade Names Kyaha Mahogany or African Mahogany

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