What's the wood like?
Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural luster. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease. Widely praised for its response to hand tools, power tools, and all woodworking procedures.
How's the color?
Yellowish brown to reddish or orange brown.
Does it go by other names?
Acajou, Acajou Amerique, Aguano, Belize mahogany, Big leafed mahogany, Bigleaf mahogany, Caguano, Cao, Caoba, Caoba de Atlantico, Caobilla, Chiculte, Cobano, Gateado, Honduras mahogany, Mahogany, Mara
What could I use it for?
Furniture, cabinets, guitars and other musical instruments, interiors, boat building, pattern making, trim, entry doors, stairs.
What is the tree like?
The pride of South America, this tree grows to over 150 feet with trunk diameter over 72'' above large buttresses.
Where is it from?
Central and Tropical South America; Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Nicaragua.
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