African Mahogany (scientific name: Khayaanthotheca, K. grandifoliola, K. ivorensis, K. senegalensis), has heartwood that can range from pale pink to deep red in color, occasionally with red-brown streaks. Quarter cut/sawn wood may show ribbon-stripes. Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is good and grain is interlocked. The wood demonstrates the chatoyancy optical phenomenon, a typical of light refraction.
African Mahoganyis commonly found in west tropical Africa. It is moderately durable and has poor resistance to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
4,760 N(1,070 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
640 kg/m3(40 lbs/ft3)
It is easy to work with, glue and finish. If grain is interlocked it can suffer from tear-out.