Mahogany, African

African Mahogany Sample
African Mahogany’s botanical name is Khaya ivorensis. It’s color is light pink to reddish-brown to tan-brown. The tree reaches heights of 140 feet with trunk diameter up to 72″ above large buttresses. The bole will measure 40-80 feet. The wood is relatively hard, works well, highly lustrous, polishes well, and is durable. It’s typical uses are furniture, cabinets, interiors, and boat building. It is found in West Africa, primarily Ivory Coast, Chana, and Nigeria.

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  • Plant Stand Posted on: December 17, 2006

    So for Christmas, my mother in law wanted a plant stand. I had previously done a plant stand for my brother, which was cherry with tapered legs.
    I decided to do something a bit different this time, so I got some salvaged pallet wood I had been saving, and got to work. It’s shaping up to be a pretty cool plant stand, with remnants of the pallet wood, like nail holes.

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