Genuine Mahogany

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Description

Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural luster. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease.

Common Uses

Veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding, and interior trim.

Appearance

Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age.

Workability

Easy to work, glue, and finish. Tearout can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked.