Origin: West Africa
Cutting: Squares 3000mm and up long and dimension stock.
Other names: Khaya mahogany
A wood that hangs on the coat tails of genuine or ‘Swietenia’ mahogany and is a readily available alternative very close in colour and general appearance to the real thing.
It differs in being slightly coarser in texture, slightly less stable, slightly less durable and has less perfect workability. These aspects of the timber are reflected in the much lower cost.
From 2nd January 2017 if you wish to export articles that are partly or fully made from newly listed species of Rosewood, Padauk and Bubinga then the export will need to be accompanied by a CITES re-export permit. It is possible that the importer/customer of the article may need to apply for a CITES import permit from their own authorities and this should be investigated before the export happens.
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