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Honduran Mahogany Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia, macrophylla) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Honduran Mahogany, Brazilian Mahogany, Bolivian Mahogany.
Grown in: Throughout tropical S. America / C. America / Caribbean and in plantations in the Far East.
Honduran Mahogany is the world's traditional choice for the finest furniture and millwork. It is used only occasionally for flooring as it lacks sufficient hardness to hold up traffic. WFI offers Royal Mahogany as our closest substitute visually as well as our Santos Mahogany.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Honduran Mahogany offers a medium degree of color variability from pale orange/browns through to darker orangey browns.
Color Change: Honduran Mahogany undergoes a large degree of color change, with pronounced darkening from a light orangey brown when fresh cut to deep mahogany color as it fully ages.
Where to Use
Honduran Mahogany may be used residentially wherever one of the world's prized furniture woods will create the distinguished look mahogany is famous for.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Honduran Mahogany has been known to cause both dermatitis and respiratory reactions so care must be taken when coming into contact with the sawdust.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Honduran Mahogany.
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