Which wood is lighter in color mahogany or walnut and describe texture?
Basically which one is darker walnut or mahogany
The texture depends upon how the piece is finished. This is solid mahogany flooring -- very dark with a reddish tint and harder than walnut: http://www.floors2go.co.uk/uploads/product-images/776.jpg This is solid walnut flooring -- medium brown/grey and not as hard as mahogany: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/212513142/American_walnut_solid_wood_flooring.jpg
You could be referring to Rubberwood, Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Alder or Hickory. Cherry also fits this description and it is made of 25% sapwood and 75% heartwood according to http://www.osbornewood.com/woodtypes.cfm.