African Mahogany 8/4 and Honduran Mahogany 8/4
African Mahogany 8/4 and Honduran Mahogany 8/4

African Mahogany 8/4 and Honduran Mahogany 8/4

   Honduran Mahogony (Swietenia macrophylla) is what most consider to be the real and true species when referring to “Mahogany.” An incredibly important commercial timber in Latin America, Honduran Mahogany is now grown extensively on plantations. It has been widely exploited, leading to its inclusion on the CITES Appendix II in 2003. In effect, this limits the international exporting of the lumber to certified sustainable sources. (This is also why many lumber retailers located in the United States are unable to ship Honduran Mahogany outside of the country.) Substitutes sometimes used are African Mahogany or Sapele.

   Honduran Mahogany’s easy workability, combined with its beauty and phenomenal stability have made this lumber an enduring favorite. Mahogany is commonly used for: furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, veneers, musical instruments, boat-building, and carving.

   Typically very easy to work with tools: machines well. (With exception to sections with figured grain, which can tearout or chip during machining.) Slight dulling of cutters can occur. Sands very easily. Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well. Heartwood color can vary a fair amount with Honduran Mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age.


Botanical Name

Swietenia macrophylla
Origin Southern Mexico to central South America
Janka Hardness 900 lbf
Average Dried Weight 37 lbs/ft3
Workability Works easily with hand and machine tools. Pieces with figured grain can tearout when machining. Slight dulling of cutters can occur. Sands very easily. Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well.
Related Species Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani)
Sale price$15.00
Size:Mahogany African 4/4
21 available
Quantity:
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African Mahogany 8/4 and Honduran Mahogany 8/4

Mahogany African 4/4

4050 Old Cornelia Hwy
SKU:

4050 Old Cornelia Hwy
Gainesville GA 30507
United States

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