Khaya, or African Mahogany, (Khaya ivorensis) is a beautiful hardwood species from equatorial West Africa. It is similar in appearance and working properties to Honduras Mahogany without the expense. Interlocked grain in select logs produces a beautiful ribbon figure when quarter sawn. The wood is easy to cut, glue, and finish and is nearly an equal to Honduras Mahogany. Trees are large with average logs in the 2-4' diameter range and tree heights of 75-125' tall. The wood is used for anything from musical instruments to boats to everything imaginable in between!
The wood in this special is all “A” grade quarter or rift sawn lumber that shows beautiful figure on both faces of every board! The boards are 95% clean or better. A few may have a slight bow, pin hole, or minor planer skip. All are kiln dried, surfaced on two sides and ready to use. These are ideal for boxes, counters, end tables, instruments, and more. This is highly figured and not your run of the mill Mahogany!