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Origin of Wood Type:
Africa
Botanical Name:
Khaya ivorensis
Specific Gravity:
.59
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.25 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Brown- Pink- Red
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 15"
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Boat Building, Musical Instruments, Veneer and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

FEQ, Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Crotch (Figure)

Other Trade Names:

Khaya

Description:

African mahogany is becoming much more popular now due the large price increases in genuine mahogany. It has a very similar color and graining but it is not as stable. The trees can grow to be quite large so it is possible to find wide long clear boards. From a sustainability standpoint, African mahogany grows in good rich ground that is not nearly as delicate as the Amazon basin.

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