African Mahogany

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African Mahogany

African Mahogany


Light red, fairly uniform colour. Timber exposed to air shifts into reddish brown. Some pieces are patterned, bringing out the silver figure or have a mottled aspect.

  • Resistance to fungi poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to dry wood insect borers poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to termites poor weak medium good
  • Impregnability poor weak medium good
  • Stability poor weak medium good

Origin: Gabon, Cameroon and Congo

Possible end-uses: Cabinet-making, furniture, millwork, joinery, boatbuilding    

Marketing: Sawnwood

Physical and mechanical properties: Good elasticity, shock resistant, medium natural durability 


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