Khaya (African Mahogany)
Khaya, also known as African Mahogany, is an excellent choice for furniture and cabinetwork, boat-building, joinery, veneer and plywood, paneling, and shop fixtures. Khaya’s heartwood is light pink or brown but darkens upon exposure to a rich red or brown. Khaya is durable with good nailing and gluing properties. It dries rapidly with little degrade and is easy to slice and peel.
|Khaya (African Mahogany) Specifications|
|Common name||Scientific name||Color||Grain pattern||Features||Common uses||Specific gravity|
|Khaya or African Mahogany||Khaya Ivorensis||Heartwood light pink or brown but darkens upon exposure to red or brown||Straight to interlocked, producing a stripe figure||Texture medium to coarse, lustrous, moderately durable, variable working properties (sharp, thin-edge cutters recommended)||Furniture and cabinetwork, boat-building, joinery, veneer and plywood, paneling, and shop fixtures||Basic specific gravity (oven dry weight/green volume) 0.44; air-dry density 32 pcf|
|Janka side hardness 640-735 lb for green material and 830-860 lb for dry. Amsler toughness 178 in- lb for dry material (2=cm specimen)||Good||Good||Good||Excellent finish readily obtainable||FAS||4/4 through 12/4 x RWL|