Mahogany, African Lumber

African Mahogany F/C
Price: $5.40
     African Mahogany veneer is a product of West Tropical Africa and is closely related to other species, most notable being Sapele. The heartwood color can vary across the color spectrum from a lighter shade of pink to a deep reddish-brown that can feature dark streaks throughout. The grain is straight to interlocked with a moderate to coarse texture. Although this wood has great natural luster it isn't simply because of the wood but, rather a phenomena known a Chatoyancy which can be witnessed in this video courtesy of the Wood Database website(Chatoyancy). Like most other forms of Mahogany, this variant tends to be moderately durable and moderately resistant to insects.