Khaya ivorensis

Mahogany is the name for a group of woods, hailing from the tropics and known for their easy working, consistent grain, and the deep rich brown they attain as they age. Mahogany, like maple or oak, comes in many varieties; it can be difficult to know exactly which type each piece may be. The quintessential fine furniture wood, it takes handwork and carving wonderfully and polishes, stains and finishes like a dream.

Mahogany is classified vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For more information, see our page on Wood Sourcing Ethics.