December 2020 | Figured Mahogany

December 1, 2020
Varying shades of reddish brown are seen from log to log of Figured Mahogany samples.
8/4 Khaya Mahogany boule

December 2020 Wood of the Month | Figured Mahogany wood veneer has been, and continues to be, an excellent wood for furniture. Don’t forget architectural panels, millwork, and cabinetry, either.

Other noteworthy applications include musical instruments, as well as both yacht and aircraft interiors. Figure can be moderate to heavy. Furthermore, the type of figure ranges from fiddleback, stripey, mottled, crotch and more. Figured Mahogany wood veneer ages nicely after installation. It “tans” well with exposure to sunlight and UV, and has a classical and elegant aesthetic.

Just as the figure varies, the heartwood of Figured Mahogany does as well. Pale pinkish browns to deeper red browns provide a wide range of warm, natural tones. Medium, uniform texture. Figured Mahogany also has a wonderful natural luster, as seen in our photos.


Lumber: We carry Mahogany at M. Bohlke Lumber in various lumber forms. Our lumber inventory currently consists of:

  • Honduras Mahogany: Backing Boards, Square Edge SEL&BTR and FAS&BTR of varying thicknesses, as well as Boules of varying thicknesses
  • Khaya Mahogany: Khaya Crotch Live Edge Slabs, FAS&BTR Square Edge, and Boules
  • Sapele Mahogany: Square Edge FAS&BTR and Boules of varying thicknesses
  • Sapele Pommele Mahogany: Live Edge Slabs

Contact us today to learn more about our Figured Mahogany wood veneer and lumber selections.

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