| Name: Brazilian
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