Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla)

Status: Vulnerable (Threatened)and available.

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Found in Southern Mexico to South America, these members of the Meliaceae family (Swietenia) can grow to 150 feet in height and 6 feet in diameter. .

Color can vary between  pinkish brown to reddish brown.

Medium texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .54-.66. Avg. Dry Weight:  41 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Cabinetry, Musical Instruments, Carving.

Honduran Mahogany

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