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Origin of Wood Type:
Central America & South America
Botanical Name:
Swietenia macrophylla
Specific Gravity:
.64
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.33 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Light to Dark Reddish-Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 15", can be found up to 30" inches wide
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 16' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Flooring, Veneer, Exterior Uses and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, FAS, Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Crotch

Other Trade Names:

Honduras Mahogany, Belizean Mahogany, Peru Mahogany, American Mahogany, Central American Mahogany, Zopilote Gateado, Araputanga, Mogno

Description:

By whatever name mahogany is known by whether it is genuine mahogany, Honduras mahogany, South American mahogany, Peruvian mahogany, etc, this specie is probably the single most respected all time furniture wood. Mahogany is the benchmark for stability, contains a good level of chatoyancy, has a rich consistent color and finishes beautifully. Unfortunately this resource is also one of the most abused all time species also. For years mahogany trees have been harvested in a completely unregulated environment, under valued to the point where it was widely used as a paint grade molding instead of being saved for fine furniture and musical instruments. With proper management this specie could have been used for generations instead of being responsible for the deforestation of the Amazon basin.
*One of the finest hardwoods
*Abused resource
*Can be highly figured
*Consistent Red color
*Benchmark for stability

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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