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  MAHOGANY-Wood and Trees
  Mahogany Tree

Swietenia mahaoni
Swietenia macriphylla

Hardwood

Thee Trees:

Mahogany refers to tropical trees indigenous to South America, Central America, and Africa.

Because of its wide demand, many mahogany species are protected trees and some varieties are endangered.

Sapele is a variety of Mahogany found in Africa.

 

 


Mahogany Wood

The Wood:

Mahogany ranges from tan to red to brown in color, and may display many different distinct varieties of figures. It generally has a straight grain which is free of voids, and takes readily to polishing and finish. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. It is most commonly used for furniture and musical instruments because of its beauty and durability. It is also rot resistant, making it useful for boat building.

 

 


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