Mahogany Santos Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Mahogany Santos Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Mahogany Santos Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
 
Why Choose Santos Mahogany?

Sometimes called Estoraque. Santos Mahogany does feature a strong color that gets darker with a finish, and the wood is extraordinarily durable. Santos Mahogany is hard, moderately difficult to saw, and has a high blunting effect on cutters. Sawdust from machining may cause respiratory irritation in some individuals. A dust mask or respirator is advised.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Santos Mahogany (Myroxylon balsamum)

Weight

4.83

lbs /Bd. Ft.
34.92% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2200

Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.78

Specific Gravity
21.88% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Santos Mahogany tree grows
Santos Mahogany is an exotic wood from Latin America

Sometimes called Estoraque. Santos Mahogany does feature a strong color that gets darker with a finish, and the wood is extraordinarily durable. Santos Mahogany is hard, moderately difficult to saw, and has a high blunting effect on cutters. Sawdust from machining may cause respiratory irritation in some individuals. A dust mask or respirator is advised.

color of Santos Mahogany
Color Range
Fresh cut heartwood is reddish-brown, but darkens to deep red or somwhat purplish. Color variation between boards is moderate.
the Santos Mahogany tree
What's The Tree Like?
Heights up to 100 feet, but most commonly 50 to 65 feet. Trunk diameter of 18 to 36 inches.
other names for Santos Mahogany
Other Names
Balsamo, Cabriziva, Cedro chino, Chirraca, Estoraque, Incienso, Nabal, Palo de balsamo, Santos mahogany, Sandalo, Tache, Tolu
uses for Santos Mahogany
Some Typical Uses
Fine furniture, cabinets, interior millwork, flooring, entry doors, stairs and moldings.

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December 6, 2017
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Review by  Ray  from Georgia
I was shocked and very pleased with shipment of mahogany's and I'm sorry for delay responding...broke my left hand and layed up....great job. Highly recommend.
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November 29, 2017
5 out of 5
perfect deal small wood turners
Review by  rlf00 from Dawson, Georgia
I was really surprised when I received my first order from woodworkers. I more than pleased and very happy with the quality of the wood. I only wished that I ordered much more wood. I have ordered more of the same wood and I highly recommend this product. Wish we had a store located here in Georgia.
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