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Wood Platter - African Mahogany

These platters were made by my Father, but my mom's out of room around the house for his work, so he's hoping I can move them for him, see, it's hard to justify our time in the shop if we don't have a place for the stuff we make...

Anyway, this first platter is 12.5" diameter and 2" high, and is available for $55.00.Click here to buy this item

This second platter is 12.5" diamter and 1.5" thick, and is available for $50.00. Click here to buy this item

African Mahogany is different from your usual mahogany used in furnitures and fine woodworking in the US. It's from a tree in the mahogany family called Khaya, and is an exotic and imported hardwood that is figured "broken grained". It is characterized by vertical bonds of varying luster and vessel markings in which the ribbon effect is intermittent. The heartwood varies from light to deep reddish-brown. Like American Mahogany, this timber is very durable and stable. Khaya species tend to be lighter in color, generally more of a salmon/pink in tint, but the color and density are affected by the specific conditions in the area of growth, so there are no absolutes It had a hayday in drum making, but was too expensive for that to continue.

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