Heartwood color can vary a fair amount with honduran mahogany from a pale pinkish brown to a darker reddish brown. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut into a rich red or brown with age.
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While the largest exporter today is peru which surpassed brazil after that country banned mahogany exports in 2001.
African mahogany table. African mahogany is strong yet light and works beautifully with hand tools. Tropical american swietenia macrophylla that grows in central and south america. Much like cedar the mahogany label gets tossed around with relative liberalityand not always with regard to the.
African mahogany is strong yet light and works beautifully with hand tools. Actually there are three mahoganies of commercial importance. The leading importer of mahogany is the united states followed by britain.
R eal furniture mahogany grows in the everglades national park as a native tree of the united states. Texture is medium and uniform with moderate natural luster. So youve just stumbled across some sort of mahogany wood and youre wondering if you have the real deal.
West indian swietenia mahogani that grows in southern florida and in the caribbean area. Mahogany definition any of several tropical american trees of the genus swietenia especially s. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut into a rich red or brown with age.
After all there are currently over a half dozen types of mahogany listed on the wood database. Mahogany definition is the wood of any of various chiefly tropical trees family meliaceae the mahogany family. 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.
Khaya is a genus of five species of trees in the mahogany family meliaceaethe timber of khaya is called african mahogany and is valued as a substitute to genuine mahogany of the genus swietenia. Macrophylla yielding hard reddish brown wood used for making furniture. Grain can be straight interlocked irregular or wavy.
Mahogany also exhibits an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy. And the african mahogany khaya ivorensis from the west. On the friday enquiries will be dealt with by the office on 01959 533263 between 9am and 4pm.
Un jumbling the mahogany mess. Color tends to darken with age.
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