African mahogany (scientific name: Khayaanthotheca, K. grandifoliola, K. ivorensis, K. senegalensis) has heartwood that can range from pale pink to deep red, occasionally with red-brown streaks. Quarter cut/sawn wood may show ribbon-stripes. Its texture is medium to coarse, its luster is good, and its grain is interlocked. The wood demonstrates the chatoyancy optical phenomenon, a type of light refraction.
African mahoganyis commonly found in western 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. Interlocked grain may result in from tear-out.