Genuine Mahogany Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Genuine Mahogany Hardwood Lumber

Genuine Mahogany

  • Description: Genuine mahogany is widely distributed throughout Central and South America. It has been highly valued for its woodworking qualities and natural rich red-brown beauty since traders first began shipping it to Europe in the 16th Century. It is a highly stable wood, extremely durable, easy to work with and a first choice of craftsmen for flooring, furniture, wall and ceiling paneling and high-end cabinetry. This is the original and true Mahogany wood.
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  • Other Names: Swietenia macrophylla, Honduran Mahogany, Mogno, Caoba, Acajou, Aguano, Mara
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Genuine Mahogany Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 800 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,460 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,450 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 650
  • Color: Heartwood is pale or medium reddish-brown to a deep rich red-brown with clearly demarcated light-colored sapwood
  • Photosensitivity: Will patina to a slightly darker reddish-brown as it ages
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 4.1%
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.5%
  • Family: Meliaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: Swietenia macrophylla
  • Geographic Area: Widely distributed in Central and South America
  • Texture: Medium
  • Grain: Straight to Interlocked
  • Luster: High
  • Durability Rating: Durable
  • Drying Characteristics: Easy without notable warping or checking
  • Working Characteristics: Easy to work
  • Applications: Flooring, Wall and Ceiling Paneling, Furniture, Cabinets, Boat building, Veneer