South American Mahogany
Swietenia macrophylla (N South America)
This timber is considered superior to other Mahoganies such as African (Kahya spp) and more particularly, Philippine (Shorea spp). The wood of these big trees is a lustrous red-brown which polishes well and mellows beautifully with age. It is mild textured and easy to work with a fine grain and a high degree of stability. Traditionally used for top quality furniture, patternmaking and boat building, Mahogany is also suitable for all internal and external joinery.
Very limited supply. Old stock only.
Density: 560 kg/m sq.
Cost Guide: ££££