Brazilian Mahogany
Name: Brazilian Mahogany.

Sources: West Africa e.g. Nigeria, Ghana.

Colour: Pink to dark reddish brown.

Advantages: There is a large supply of this hardwood. It is available in wide and long boards. It is fairly easy to work, is fairly strong, has medium weight, is durable and finishes well.

Disadvantages: It warps quite easily.

Uses: Furniture, shop fitting, floors, veneers, joinery. Because the term Mahogany covers a variety of timbers the colours and working properties of each individual type may vary. Sapele and Utile are types of mahogany.