Honduras Mahogany Wood & Lumber
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Honduras Mahogany which is often referred to as "Genuine Mahogany", comes from Latin America.
It is one of Latin America's most important commercial timbers and is usually grown on plantations.
It is also referred to as, Big-Leaf Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, American Mahogany and Brazilian Mahogany but it's true scientific name is Swietenia macrophylla.
The Honduras tree usually grows about 150 ft. tall with trunks up to 6ft. in diameter.
The heartwood color of Honguras Mahogany can vary from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown and it tends to darken with age.
It has a medium texture and medium to large size pores.
And the grain can vary and be irregular or wavy or straight and interlocked.
Because of Honduran Mahogany’s easy workability, its phenomenal stability and beauty, it is a favorite of woodworkers for all types of projects.
It is most oftern used for furniture and cabinetry making, veneers, turned objects and carving, musical instruments and even boat-building.
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Honduras Mahogany Wood Characteristics
Honduras Mahogany Avg Dry Wgt: 41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness: 900 lbf (4,000 N) | Specific Gravity: 54