AFRICAN MAHOGANY LUMBER - ROUGH RWLAFRICAN MAHOGANY 5/4" - SPECIAL ORDER
AFRICAN MAHOGANY LUMBER – 5/4" - SELECT & BETTER
Rough Cut – Random Widths – Random Lengths
African mahogany is pink when first cut. Over time, it darkens to a reddish-brown, with streaks of pale, golden brown. The sapwood is yellowish-brown in color and is not always distinctly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain is usually interlocked, giving the wood a distinctive fine grain. The texture is even, and ranges from medium to coarse, but even, with a lustrous surface.
African mahogany works well but tends to woolliness and torn grain. It produces a moderate blunting effect on tools; therefore, sharp thin cutting edges are recommended. It has good gluing properties and holds nails and screws well. It can be stained or polished to an excellent finish. It is easy to slice and peel and makes excellent veneers.
Region: Tropical Africa
- 5/4" African Mahogany
- Select & Better
- Random widths/lengths
- Region: Tropical Africa
- Glues, turns, and finishes well
- Machines well, but tends to woolliness and torn grain.
- Used in veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding and interior trim.
- Illustrated Grading Guide
- Helpful Guide to Understanding Lumber Terms
LUMBER DISCLAIMER – ROUGH / RWL
STOP — This item requires more information. You need to provide us with the following information for your lumber order.
Note: Quantity ordered refers to Board Feet.
Rough lumber comes in random widths and lengths.
ROUGH LUMBER THICKNESS
- 4/4 = 1 inch
- 5/4 = 1.25 inch
- 6/4 = 1.5 inch
- 8/4 = 2 inch
Please note – lengths over 10 feet are more expensive to ship.
The following board foot calculator can be used to help you calculate your order.
Board Foot Calculator
The easiest and most common way to calculate board feet is to use a board foot calculator.
Several different board foot calculators are available online or check your app store and download to your phone.
To calculate board feet of lumber, use the following formula:
- Board Feet = Width (inches) x Thickness (inches) x Length (FEET) divided by 12.
Example – For a piece of lumber 2 inches thick, 6 inches wide and 10 feet long, you calculate board feet as follows:
Board Feet = (6 x 2 x 10) divide by 12 = 10 board feet.
If your order requires specifics, call to verify we have exactly what you need.
Example: If you order 100 board feet and need one board 8'6" that is at least 8" wide and one board 10' at least 6" wide – be sure to state exactly what you need.
Use the comment section in your shopping cart to provide this information.
- number of pieces needed.
- specific widths, if required.
- specific lengths, if required.