Considered to be a valid substitute for Honduran Mahogany, otherwise known as “Genuine Mahogany.” Found throughout tropical West Africa.
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.
Easy to work, glue, and finish. Tearout can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked.
Veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding, and interior trim.
Widths: 6" to 12"
Lengths: Mostly 10'
Surfacing: Skip planed
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