Description: African Mahogany can be straight grain and is typically interlocked. It shows a striped figure on quartersawn surfaces. The heartwood is creamy white and yellow. The sapwood isn’t always distinct from the heartwood. It stains and polishes well, which is why African Mahogany wood countertops look beautiful in any kitchen.
Alternate Trade Names: Khaya Ivorensis, Akuk, Bandoro, Bisselon, Ogwango
Origin: Tropical areas of East, Central and West Africa
Color: Light pink-brown to deep red-brown with purple cast, creamy white to yellow
Grain: Straight grain usually interlocked
Janka Hardness: 860
African Mahogany Facts: African Mahogany usually grows to be about 110 to 140 feet (33 to 43 meters) high. The trunk has a diameter of about 6 feet (1.8 meters). It is typically used for furniture and cabinet making, but can also be used for interior joinery, boatbuilding, bank, office, and shop fittings.
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