Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 3' Lumber Shorts

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81.3%
Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 3'
sustainable source lumber
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Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 3'

Beauty
Cast your eyes upon Genuine Mahogany, the humble wood that makes proud furniture and musical instruments. Because of its moderate density and supreme golden-red color, mahogany is a dream to work from hand carving to machining and applying a finish. Other woods might have an appearance like genuine mahogany, but this is the species (Swietenia macrophylla) that sets the standard. Genuine mahogany is stable, flat, clear, and gorgeous.

Sustainability
In our commitment to supporting responsible forestry, instead of harvesting this mahogany from natural rain forests, we made a special purchase from a sustainably managed plantation in Fiji. Shortly after World War II, the British planted Honduran mahogany Swietenia macrophylla trees in Fiji plantations to protect the species from over-harvesting. Today, the plantations use selective harvesting to maintain the health of the forests, allowing the trees to live their full lives - while providing sustainable economic opportunities to the island locals. This is the same species as what's called "Honduran Mahogany" - the difference is that because this wood grows in, and is harvested from, certified responsibly managed plantations the wood clears complies with international trade restrictions on precious mahogany harvested from virgin rain forests. 

Unique Buy
It's all 1x6 lumber rather than our usual random width offerings. With this product, you get uniform 6" widths (full 6", not 5.5") so you know what to expect. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.


 
Special Buy
Thanks to our global lumber sources, we've found a sweet deal on beautiful 1x6 Genuine Mahogany harvested from certified responsibly managed plantations in Fiji.

Expect the classic high-end beauty of Honduran mahogany yet at a fraction of the price. This affordable mahogany comes in a super easy size of 6" widths. Cut from wavy 6' boards, we've removed as much movement as possible to get the straightest segments.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 4/4, S2S is 13/16"
Width 6"
Length 36"
Grade Select & Better
Quantity 1.5 board feet in each piece
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Genuine Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)

Weight

2.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-27.93% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

801

Janka Rating
-37.91% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.59

Specific Gravity
-7.81% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Genuine Mahogany tree grows
Genuine Mahogany is a Exotic wood from Latin America & Fiji

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.

color of Genuine Mahogany
Color Range
Yellowish brown to reddish or orange brown.
the Genuine Mahogany tree
What's The Tree Like?
A massive tree with a beautiful canopy, this tree grows to over 150 feet with trunk diameter over 72" above large buttresses.
other names for Genuine Mahogany
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
uses for Genuine Mahogany
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, guitars and other musical instruments, interiors, boat building, pattern making, trim, entry doors, stairs.
More Genuine Mahogany!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4.4
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5 (9)
4 (4)
3 (3)
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Would recommend this product?
81.3%
4.4
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5 (9)
4 (4)
3 (3)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
81.3%
16 Total Reviews
March 15, 2019
4 out of 5
Actual product Received
Review by  Anonymous 
Ordered 4 boards that were pre-cut and sized.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 12, 2019
5 out of 5
Jay Miller
Review by  JayM from Hammondsport, New Yourk
Very nice product. All pieces were exceptional. Very happy
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 23, 2019
4 out of 5
mahogany shorts
Review by  Chas from Missouri
as specified in catalog, one board unusable due to s warp. others were straight, clear, and very bland. had enough stock for my project.
Verified Buyer
February 21, 2019
4 out of 5
Nice wood
Review by  Zipperjack  from Arkansas
Nice wood one board had a small knot but that’s not a big deal for me
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 13, 2019
5 out of 5
Very beautiful pieces!
Review by  Shep from West Virginia
My first time ordering Mahogany and these boards are awesome. Very nice wood. Wish I had ordered more.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 8, 2019
5 out of 5
Mr. Paul
Review by  PaulM123 from AL.
Great wood spent very little time on my jointer. No knots and very colorful when sanded. I made 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, hinges out of this wood for several boxes I make.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
16 Total Reviews
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