Other Names: African Mahogany
Similar to: South American Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany
Color: Light golden or pinkish brown to deep red brown
Country of Origin: Khaya is a tropical hardwood found in various countries in Africa.
Sustainability: Khaya trees can be large, sometimes eight or ten times the size of a standard Maple tree, making for more wood veneer.
Appropriate Uses: Khaya veneer can be successfully used on the same projects as South American Mahogany. Typical projects include furniture and cabinetry, store fixtures, hotel and office building lobbies, and much more.
Description: Khaya veneer is an affordable alternative to its more expensive cousin, South American Mahogany (Honduras Mahogany). Quartered Khaya Wood Veneer is a great straight grained wood. It is great for furniture makers, in particular when a dark stain is needed. Its porous texture takes well to dark stains and finishes while still exhibiting its beautiful grain and high luster.If you are looking for an alternative wood to South American Mahogany, than Quarter Sawn / Quarter Cut Khaya is a good choice for your project. It is a popular choice for projects that feature the beauty of wood.