AFA members who work with timber products may be interested to read about research reports of the results from the first year of ongoing research into the natural above-ground durability of plantation grown African mahogany (Khaya senegalensis). The study is through the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

African mahogany is being grown in Northern Territory plantations to produce timber for high value decorative panels, furniture, and flooring. In its home environment of west Africa, the timber is considered resistant to termites and borers, although until now that hasn’t been fully tested for Australian conditions.

For more information on its durability for furniture view the full report