African mahogany has a narrow light to greyish red splint when it is freshly cut and a quite pink core. The hardwood specie is lightweight and easy to dry. The processing results are good and appear good by sanding and it gludes well. Used as solid wood and veneer, also frequently and successfully in the furniture, joinery and the equipment wood industry. In addition, also in the boat industry. Often used instead of the more expensive Honduras mahogany.
Facts Mahogany, Khaya
|Botanical name: Khaya ivorensis|
|Origin: West Africa|
|Weight: about 600 kg/m3|
|Moisture Content: 8-10 %|
|Janka hardness: 1070|
|Modulus of rupture: 91 MPa|
|Bending strength: 730|
|Modulus of elasticity: 106.0 GPa|
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