Khaya Mahogany flat cut wood veneer heartwood varies from light golden red tones to deeper red browns. This true African Mahogany veneer finishes beautifully and also has high luster. The grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to moderately coarse texture. Khaya Mahogany also produces beautiful crotch and swirl veneers.
Common Uses: Aircraft, both acoustic and architectural panels, cabinetry, doors, millwork and furniture, as well as boat building.
Other Name(s): Khaya, African Mahogany.
The Tree: Typically reaches heights between 110-140 feet, sometimes reaching 180 feet and more, with trunk diameters generally between 3-6 feet.
A Little History: Mahogany is an often misused name, applied to many woods not from the mahogany family. The three authentic commercial species of mahogany are Swietenia mahagni, Swietenia macrophylla and Khaya ivorensis.(Source: Woodworking Network)