African Mahogany

Formal Name: Khaya ivorensis

Color: Sapwood is creamy white or yellowish color. When freshly sawn the heartwood is a light pinkish-brown color, that deepens to a reddish-brown and sometimes has a purple hue.

Shade: Dark

Workability: Works well, but tends to woolliness and torn grain. It produces a moderate blunting effect on tools, therefore, sharp thin cutting edges are recommended. It has good gluing properties and holds nails and screws well. It can be stained or polished to an excellent finish. It is easy to slice and peel, and makes excellent veneers.

Physical Properties: Low stiffness and resistance to shock. Medium crush strength. Poor bending characteristics.

Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior