AMERICAN MAHOGANY - Swietenia mahagoni

amer mahogany

NAME: American Mahogany
BOTANICAL NAME: Swietenia mahagoni
ALSO KNOWN AS: Honduras mahogany, True mahogany, Central American mahogany, South American mahogany
RANGE: Central and South America from Mexico to Bolivia
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Strong, hard and stiff. Good dimensional stability. Little warping, cracking or checking.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: The wood is very easy to work with hand and machine tools. It also is easy to finish and takes an excellent polish.
USES: Fine furniture and cabinets, interior woodwork, pattern woodwork, boat construction, fancy veneers, musical instruments, paneling, turnery and carving