Mahogany (American)

The Wood:

Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural lustre. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease. 700kg/m3.

Gorgeous mahogany trunk, Swietenia macrophylla, beautiful tree in the forest on a sunny summer day in the Amazon rainforest. Amazonas, nature, biodiversity, environment, ecology, conservation concept.

The Tree:

 The pride of south America, this tree grows over 150 feet (45m) with a trunk diameter over 72 inches (1.8m) above large buttresses.


 Reddish brown.

Typical uses:

 Furniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building.

Source region:

 South America