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Mahogany, Khaya

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.

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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
Shrinkage: 10,00


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