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Wood Properties of African Mahogany

African Mahogany Amount of Figure
High

African Mahogany Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

African Mahogany Availability of Wood
Adequate

African Mahogany Available As Lumber
Yes

African Mahogany Available as Veneer
Yes

African Mahogany Available only in small sizes
No

African Mahogany Bending Strength
Moderate

African Mahogany Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

African Mahogany Botanical Name
Khaya ivorensis

African Mahogany Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

African Mahogany Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

African Mahogany Color of Wood
Red Brown

African Mahogany Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

African Mahogany Crushing Strength
Moderate

African Mahogany Decorative Figure
Yes

African Mahogany Density
High

African Mahogany Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

African Mahogany Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

African Mahogany Gluing
Average - Requires control

African Mahogany Grain
Mostly Straight

African Mahogany Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

African Mahogany Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

African Mahogany Hand Tooling
Average

African Mahogany Hardness
Average

African Mahogany Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

African Mahogany Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

African Mahogany Interlocked Grain
Yes

African Mahogany Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

African Mahogany Machine Tools
Average

African Mahogany Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

African Mahogany Movement after drying
Low

African Mahogany Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

African Mahogany Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

African Mahogany Natural Durability
Moderately durable

African Mahogany Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

African Mahogany Painting
Insufficient Data Available

African Mahogany Planing
Fair

African Mahogany Polishing
Good

African Mahogany Pounds per cubic foot maximum
36

African Mahogany Pounds per cubic foot minimum
31

African Mahogany Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

African Mahogany Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

African Mahogany Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

African Mahogany Screw Holding
Fair - Screws are fairly easy to pull out

African Mahogany Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

African Mahogany Shaping
Good with French Head

African Mahogany Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

African Mahogany Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

African Mahogany Specific Gravity
High

African Mahogany Specific Gravity maximum
.59

African Mahogany Specific Gravity minimum
.54

African Mahogany Staining
Good

African Mahogany Steam Bending
Poor

African Mahogany Stiffness
Moderate

African Mahogany Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

African Mahogany Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

African Mahogany Toughness
Low

African Mahogany Turning
Good

African Mahogany Weight
Moderate

African Mahogany Wood Defects
Warp

African Mahogany Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

African Mahogany Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

African Mahogany Use for Carving
no

African Mahogany Use for Cooperage
no

African Mahogany Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

African Mahogany Use for Flooring
no

African Mahogany Use for Furniture
YES

African Mahogany Use for Handles
no

African Mahogany Use for Heavy Construction
no

African Mahogany Use for Inlay
no

African Mahogany Use for Interior Finish
YES

African Mahogany Use for Light Construction
no

African Mahogany Use for Marine Applications
YES

African Mahogany Use for Marquetry
no

African Mahogany Use for Millwork
no

African Mahogany Use for Models and Patterns
no

African Mahogany Use for Musical Instruments
no

African Mahogany Use for Novelties
no

African Mahogany Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

African Mahogany Use for Shingles
no

African Mahogany Use for Sports Equipment
no

African Mahogany Use for Turnery
YES

African Mahogany Use for Woodenware
no





     
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