BACKWOOD SPECIES

August, 09

MAHOGANY



Straight in grained, reddish brown with fine and even grain. It is free from voids and pockets. The reddish and brown seasoned over time. Excellent workability known to all wood craftsmen.

MAHOGANY

Straight in grained, reddish brown with fine and even grain. It is free from voids and pockets. The reddish and brown seasoned over time. Excellent workability known to all wood craftsmen and displays a reddish sheen when polished. Commonly known to be durable, popular and well sought after by many designers. Mahogany can be dressed up with different color stains that each will still exudes its own originality while maintaining the calmness and sheen in any interior environment.


WOOD SPECIES DETAILS

NAME
Mahoni

BOTANICAL NAME
Swietenia macrophylla

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Giai ngua (Vanuatu);
Mahagony (German);
Caoba (Central America);
Zopilote (Mexico);
Orura (Venezuela); Aguano (Burma, Peru);
Crura (Bolivia); American mahogany, baywood (UK);
Amerikaans mahonie (Netherland);
Acajou amerique (France); Mahagony,
broadleaf Mahagony (USA)

WOOD FAMILY
Meliaceae

DISTRIBUTION
Java. Grown at dry and wet area.

TREE CHARACTER
The tree can reach 30m in height and diameter can reach up to 100cm. Cylinderical shape tree and no buttresses

COLOUR
It is red in the center of the wood and light red yellowish but will turn dark reddish to chocolate brownish

WOOD TEXTURE
Smooth with straight grains, may have interlocked, irregular and wavy grains. Texture is medium and uniform, with moderate natural luster.

ROT RESISTANCE
Moderate durable to very durable.

DRY WEIGHT
500 – 600kg/m3

JANKA HARDNESS
4020 Nm

BRINELL HARDNESS
3.8 N/mm²

MODULUS OF RUPTURE
80.8 MPa

MODULUS OF ELASTIC
10060 MPa

CRUSHING STRENGTH
46.6 MPa

WORKABILITY
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE
Furniture, flooring, plywood, veneers, musical instruments, boatbuilding, door, window frame and carvings.


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