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Honduran Mahogany

Honduran Mahogany

Janka Hardness 800 (what's this? )
Mahogany (Honduran) is 63% as hard as Red Oak (800 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Mahogany (Honduran)
  • Botanical Name
    Swietenia, macrophylla
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Honduran Mahogany , Brazilian Mahogany
  • Origin
    South America , Central America
  • Description
    Mahogany (Honduran) is moderately soft, with a straight grain and a fine even texture.
  • Stability
    Mahogany (Honduran) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Mahogany (Honduran) has been associated with both dermatitis and respiratory reactions, so care must be taken when coming into contact with the sawdust.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Mahogany (Honduran) undergoes a large degree of color change, with pronounced darkening from a light orange brown when fresh cut, to deep mahogany color as it fully ages.
  • Color Range
    Mahogany (Honduran) ranges in color from pale oranges and browns to darker orange browns.

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