Species Name: Swietenia macrophylla
Other Names: Tropical American Mahogany
Source: Central America
Color: Yellowish-tan changing on exposure to light, to a rich golden brown.
Characteristics: Mostly straight-grained but even when interlocked is exceptionally stable. Good strength properties and works well. Stains and finishes well. Durable and decay-resistant.
Uses: Furniture, paneling, fine joinery, boats, ships, pattern making, and exteriors.
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