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Mahogany refers to a group of related tree species within the family Meliaceae that all produce a hard, reddish-brown wood.[3]


Mahogany was capable of producing wand quality wood, and was utilised by the wandmaker Garrick Ollivander.[1] James Potter's wand was crafted from mahogany. His wand was described by Ollivander as "pliable and excellent for transfiguration", also having "a little more power" than Lily Evans's wand.[1]


A table in the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley was made of mahogany.[2]

The handle of the Nimbus 2000 broomstick was made of mahogany.[4]

The door to Dolores Umbridge's Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic office at the British Ministry of Magic was made of mahogany.[5]

Known mahogany wand owners[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • Despite Garrick Ollivander being known to use mahogany (as evidenced by the fact that he created James Potter's wand), a description of mahogany wand wood was not included in his notes on Pottermore.


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 41 (That's Awkward)
  3. WP favicon Mahogany on Wikipedia
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)
  6. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Year 1, My First Days at Hogwarts