Honduran Mahogany: Exotic Wood

Honduran Mahogany is the king of mahoganies. This is the traditional and long-time favorite mahogany used for centuries in fine furniture across the country. Honduran mahogany was used so abundantly and readily available that it has been overused over the years, making it more expensive and more difficult to get. Rich brown to red color, easily machined and carved, it is a great classic choice for all woodworking applications.


Origin of Wood TypeSouth America
Botanical NameSwietenia Macrophylla
Specific Gravity.59
Avg. Weight Per BF3.65 lbs
Color RangeLight brown to brownish-red
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 14 inches, but slabs can be 30″ plus
Typical Avg. Length8 – 16 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesFurniture, Musical Instruments, Antique Reproductions, or Exterior Applications
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Genuine Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany