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 Type||Africa|
|Botanical Name||Khaya Anthothca|
|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|