Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 7' Lumber

Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 7'
sustainable source lumber

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Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 7'

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.

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. 

About Genuine Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)



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


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


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.

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