African Mahogany - Khaya ivorensis
Janka Hardness = 1,070
Photosensitivity = No
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Scientific Name = Khaya ivorensis
Trade Name = African mahogany
Family Name = Meliaceae
Common Names = Acajou bassam, Acajou blanc, Acajou d'Afrique, Acajou rouge, African mahogany, Akuk, Bandoro, Bariba, Benin mahogany, Biribi, Biribu, Bisselon, Bitehi, Diala iri, Diburi, Dubini, Dukuma, Dukuma fufu, Dukuma-dugura, Dukumakokre, Dupuin, Ekuie, Eri Kiree, Houngo, Humpe, Khaya, Khaya mahogany, Kortghot, Krala, Krubna, Lokobua, Lukuma, Munyama, Ngollo, Ngollon, Oduben, Odupod, Odupon, Ogurango, Ogurano, Ogwango, Orkogho, Red mahogany, Samanguila, Senegal mahogany, Tiamatiama, Zoele
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 11,257 psi or 791 kg/cm2
Density = 32 Lbs/Ft3 or 512 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1,070
Hardness = 826 lbs. or 512 kg
Impact Strength = 21 inches or 512 cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 6,384 psi or 448 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 1,546 psi or 108 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,386,000 psi or 97,000 kg/cm2
Specific Gravity = 0.44
Work to Maximum Load = 7 inch-lb/in3 or 0.49 cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 31 Lbs/Ft3 or 496 kg/m3
Fiber Saturation Point = 28%
Radial Shrinkage = 4.2%
Tangential Shrinkage = 5.7%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 10.0%
T/R Ration = 1.4
General Characteristics = The sapwood is described as creamy-white or yellowish in color, and is not always distinct from the heartwood. It is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) wide. Heartwood color is reported to change from light pinkish-brown when freshly cut to a dark reddish shade, usually with a purplish cast, upon exposure. The yellowish-brown color that is present in the paler shades of American mahoganies is reported to be very rare.
Grain = The grain is typically interlocked, but is sometimes straight. Interlocked grain usually produces a striped or roey figure on quartersawn surfaces. Swirl and crotch figures are also reported to be common.
Texture = Texture is reported to vary, but is often moderately coarse.
Movement in Service = The wood is reported to retain its shape well after seasoning, and shows only small movement in use.
Photosensitivity = Low
Color = brown to yellow, with streaks