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Mahogany, African


(Also known as khaya, utile)

Hardwood 32 lbs. per cubic foot, 2.67 lbs. per board foot
Very similar to genuine mahogany, it comes from Africa. Color ranges from light pink to bright red or reddish brown, but is not as variable as mahogany. The wood is hard, strong, decay resistant, of low shrinkage, and seasons well. There are several species of so-called "African" mahoganies, but those listed above are the most suitable for boat building.

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