African Mahogany is an exotic and imported hardwood that is figured and
"broken grained". It is characterized by vertical bonds of varying luster
and vessel markings in which the ribbon effect is intermittent. The
heartwood varies from light to deep reddish-brown.
Janka Hardness: 860
Wide range of color variation from light to deep reddish brown.
Color is reported to change from light pinkish-brown when
freshly cut to a dark reddish shade, usually with a purplish cast, upon
Fine grain with interlocking parallel runs at times (ribbon).
Finishes smoothly and takes stain well.
Characteristics: Relatively soft hardwood that has
long been a premier choice for high end furniture and millwork. Usually the
grade is excellent and average width is wider than most domestic hardwoods.