Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterSometimes 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 RangeFresh cut heartwood is reddish-brown, but darkens to deep red or somwhat purplish. Color variation between boards is moderate.
Other NamesBalsamo, Cabriziva, Cedro chino, Chirraca, Estoraque, Incienso, Nabal, Palo de balsamo, Santos mahogany, Sandalo, Tache, Tolu
Some Typical UsesFine furniture, cabinets, interior millwork, flooring, entry doors, stairs and moldings.
What's the Tree Like?Heights up to 100 feet, but most commonly 50 to 65 feet. Trunk diameter of 18 to 36 inches. The Mahogany Santos tree grows in Latin America
4.83lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Mahogany Santos:
Ease of Finishing