I have a piece of wood that is 11.5" wide, 18" long, and just shy of an 1" thick. The person who gave it to me said it was mahogany. However, upon closer inspection (by my amateur eye), it appears to be cherry. This is it right here... Does it look like cherry or mahogany to y'all?
There are several species of Cherry, and a multitude of different species lumped under the name "Mahogany".
I can't say which this is from the picture, but most Mahogany species I have used have some bit of "fleck" in the grain, Cherry usually doesn't to my eye. Shouldn't matter much, both are nice woods to work with.