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Entandrophragma spp. of the family Meliaceae, the mahogany family, this wood is most often Entandrophragma angolense but may also include any of the follwing (and possibly more I am not aware of): Entandrophragma acuminata, Entandrophragma delevoyi, Entandrophragma dolicarpum, Entandrophragma ferrugineum, Entandrophragma leplaei, Entandrophragma rederi, and Entandrophragma rufa
This tropical African wood is a loosely mahogany-related (it's in the same family, but not any of the genera that contain the woods normally meant by the name "mahogany") and you can definitely see some similarities
plank and end grain --- the lighter corner is sapwood which as you can see is easily distinguishable from the heartwood, but not sharply demarcated.
end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above
plank and end grain --- I'm not sure but I think this entire piece is probably sapwood
end grain closeup of the piece directly above
END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above
planks cut from a larger one (not the same as the other samples on this page) and a side pic of same
end grain closeups of the pieces directly above
both END GRAIN UPDATEs from directly above
veneer with very accurate color --- there is a heavy ribbon stripe to this veneer that hardly shows up at all in this pic or the one directly below
veneer with sapwood
planks listed as Entandrophragma angolense
veneer listed as tiama / Entandrophragma angolense
plank listed as tiama / Entandrophragma congoense
unsurfaced plank with the kind of brownish-rust colored patina that is found on MANY unfinished woods that have been exposed to the air for a while.
veneer listed as both "tiama mahogany" and "tropical mahogany" and I am not sure that it is the wood that is supposed to be on this page.
ribbon stripe veneer