Mahogany-African

african mahoganyGeneral:  Considered to be a valid substitute for Honduran Mahogany, otherwise known as “Genuine Mahogany.”  Found throughout tropical West Africa.

Description:  Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Quartersawn surfaces can also exhibit a ribbon-stripe appearance.

Workability:  Easy to work, glue, and finish. Tearout can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked.

Common Uses:  Veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding, and interior trim.

SRH Stock:

Thicknesses:  4/4″

Widths:  6″  to 12″

Lengths:  Mostly 10′

Surfacing:  Skip planed

Mahogany-African Links:

The Wood Database