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:

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