Heidler Hardwood Lumber

African Mahogany

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African Mahogany has been used around the world for many centuries for everything from furniture, boat parts, high-end architectural millwork to vehicle bodies.

African Mahogany is harvested from the Western or Ivory Coast of Africa and distributed worldwide.

The wood varies from light to deep reddish-brown in color and has moderately coarse texture with interlocking grain. The wood is fairly brittle; you should watch for cross break when machining.

The wood works fairly well with only moderate blunting of tools. The grain will fuzz if not cut with a reduced cutting angle of 15-20 degrees due to the interlocking grain.

African Mahogany is readily available in both plain and quartered sawn, referred to as “Ribbon Striped”, in thicknesses from 4/4” through 16/4”.

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