Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla)
Status: Vulnerable (Threatened)and available.
Other Common Names:
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.
Michael T Shue
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