Wood Types: Mahogany



Tropical West and Central Africa




Is used where a good quality, medium weight hardwood is needed. Heartwood is shades of pinkish red, darkening to reddish brown with exposure. Sapwood is a creamy or yellowish white. Grain usually interlocked, and dark grooves appear when cut longitudinally. Texture varies. Severe buckling occurs when bent. When planing, use a cutting angle of 20 degrees. Excellent for furniture, cabinets, rotary and flat sawn veneers, staircases, doors, musical instruments, intarsia works, window frames, and the weapons industry.

Alder | Anigre | Ash | Beech | Birch | Black Walnut
Cherry | Hickory | Mahogany | Maple | MDF | Oak | Purpleheart | Sapele | Teak | Wenge | Zebra

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