African Mahogany: (Khaya)
4/4 through 9/4 Sel & Btr
4/4 through 8/4 #1 Com & Btr
Tropical West and Central Africa
Is used where a good quality, medium weight hardwood is needed. Heartwood is shades of pinkish red, darkening to reddish brown with exposure. Sapwood is a creamy or yellowish white.
Grain usually interlocked, and dark grooves appear when cut longitudinally. Texture varies. Severe buckling occurs when bent. When planing, use a cutting angle of 20 degrees.
Furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, shutters, moldings, turning, carvings, and kitchen utensils.