African Mahogany

Khaya Invorensis

African Mahogany is a reddish-brown color and may exhibit an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy, or a cat’s-eye effect. The wood has a medium to coarse texture with straight, irregular, or interlocked grain. African Mahogany has moderate durability, but a rich, luxurious grain.

rough-cut hex without sanding or finish


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Wood Type: Tropical hardwood
Average Dry Weight: 530 kg/m³ (33 lbs/ft³)
Specific Gravity: 0.53
Janka Hardness: 1100
Texture: Coarse & uneven
Grain Pattern: Straight & interlocking
Color: Rich reddish-brown
Origin: Central & East Africa