Aljoma Lumber African Mahogany

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
Weight Machining Gluing Nailing Finishing Grade Specs
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