African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis
African Mahogany heartwood is a light pink-brown that darkens when cut to a reddish brown. It has a medium to coarse texture and a straight to interlocked grain, which can yield a striped or roey figure. The wood finishes well and has a lustrous quality. Crotch and swirl figures are often present.
Typical Uses: African Mahogany is used for furniture and cabinetry, musical instruments, paneling, boat building, veneer, office and shop fixtures, interior joinery, staircase banisters, handrails and domestic flooring.
Source Region: Africa
African Mahogany Figure Descriptions
Bee's Wing African Mahogany has a small scale wavy grain combined with spiral, interlocked grain producing a figure similar to the wing of a bee.
Ribboned African Mahogany has a quartersawn wood figure that runs parallel with the grain and reflects the light creating a striped/ribboned effect.
Ropey African Mahogany has a figure with a pattern that runs diagonal across the board and is similar to a braided rope.
Above are pictures taken of a finished African Mahogany slab