African Mahogany

African Mahogany

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African Mahogany is a hardwood from West tropical Africa that varies in color from deep reddish brown to a pale pinkish brown. African Mahogany’s color tends to darken with age.  It has a straight to interlocking grain with a medium to coarse texture. African Mahogany is easy to work with as it glues easily. It is commonly used for interiors such as veneers, turned items, furniture and fine interior trim.

Species: Khaya spp. (Khaya anthotheca, K. grandifoliola, K. ivorensis, K. senegalensis)

African Mahogany other names:

Distribution: West tropical Africa

Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 40 lbs/ft3 (640 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .52, .64

Janka Hardness: 1,070 lbf (4,760 N)

Modulus of Rupture: 13,190 lbf/in2 (91.0 MPa)

Elastic Modulus: 1,537,000 lbf/in2 (10.60 GPa)

Crushing Strength: 7,100 lbf/in2 (49.0 MPa)

Shrinkage: Radial: 4.2%, Tangential: 5.7%, Volumetric: 10.0%, T/R Ratio: 1.4


Rough Sawn: sold in board size

4/4 refers to a 1-inch-thick (25 mm) board

5/4 refers to a 11/4 -inch-thick (31.8 mm) board

6/4 refers to a 1 ½ -inch-thick (38.1 mm) board

8/4 refers to a 2-inch-thick (51 mm) board

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