4/4 Honduras Mahogany Table Top: 31 x 59

$508.00

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Honduras Mahogany is a straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas and part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae. Honduras Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional Honduras Mahogany species. These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture. Honduras Mahogany is a commercially important lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and color, and used for paneling and to make furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items.

Only 1 left in stock

SKU: MAH44TT-31X59 Categories: , ,

Description

Botanical Name:?
Swietenia macrophylla

Family:
Meliaceae

Mature Tree Height, Diameter:?
to 150 ft , to 7 ft

Weight @ 12% M/C:?
52 lbs./ft.3

Working Properties:?
Easy to work with hand and machine tools, chipped grain common with figured material, easy to finish, takes an excellent polish.

Growing Regions:?
Southern Mexico to the Amazon

General Characteristics:
Reddish brown deepening with age, luster high, texture fine to coarse, grain straight to roey.

Uses:
Fine furniture and cabinetry, interior trim paneling, boat building, fancy veneers, musical instruments, patterns, turnery, and carving.

Acceptable Substitutes:?
Spanish Cedar, Andiroba

References:?
“Tropical Timbers of the World”, USDA Handbook #607, Sept. 1984, p. 157