HONDURAS MAHOGANY VENEER
Scientific Name: Swietenia Macrophylla
Other Names: Tropical American Mahogany, Peruvian, Nicaraguan
Source: Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Central America (especially Honduras).
Color: Varies from a light reddish or yellowish-brown to a rich dark red, depending upon country of origin and situation. The most common supply is yellowish-tan, changing on brief exposure to rich, golden brown.
Pattern: a variety of figures, similar to African Mahogany except crotches are not readily available.
Characteristics: Mostly straight-grained but even when interlocked is exceptionally stable. Good strength properties; works well; stains and finishes well; durable and decay-resistant.
Uses: Excellent for Furniture and paneling, fine joinery, boats and ships, pattern-making, exteriors.
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