Mahogany (Honduran) is 63% as hard as Red Oak (800 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Honduran Mahogany , Brazilian Mahogany
South America , Central America
Mahogany (Honduran) is moderately soft, with a straight grain and a fine even texture.
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.