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Mahogany

  • Genus: Swietenia
  • Tree type: Evergreen
  • Wood type: Hardwood
  • Variations: Swietenia macrophylla, Swietenia mahagoni, Swietenia humilis

Mahogany is loved by many a furniture maker the world over. It is straight grained, light weight, rot resistant and structurally stable. It also takes well to being machined, and people love to shape it with hand-tools. Go figure.

Mahogany is indigenous to the Americas and the Swietenia mahagoni variety is native to Southern Florida.