Ribbon Figured African Khaya

Ribbon Figured African Khaya


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!

This highly figured lumber has fancy patterns ranging from wide, loose curls to fine figure for smaller articles. On larger pieces a ⅛” bow may be present that will lay flat with minimal pressure. This material is surfaced, kiln dried, and ready to use!

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