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

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5 (4)
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3 (2)
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1 (0)
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83.3%
Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 3'
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$17.99
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Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6" x 3'

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.

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.


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"

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.3
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (0)
3 (2)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
83.3%
4.3
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (0)
3 (2)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
83.3%
6 Total Reviews
  • 1
November 30, 2018
3 out of 5
Antique chest repair
Review by  Anonymous 
Not a big issue but one of the boards had a noticeable warp.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 2, 2018
5 out of 5
1946 Chris Craft 22 ft Utility Sportsman (U-22) - Custom Cockpit Shelving
Review by  Ern from Algonac Michigan
Received Genuine Mahogany Planks for future project. Boat already put away for Winter. Will start project next summer. The planks received met expectation. Price was best quoted by half going market. Delivery was very fast, and Woodworkers Source kept me informed throughout the entire purchase process. Will most likely due business again on other projects for U-22.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 28, 2018
5 out of 5
Delivered As Advertised
Review by  TG from Crestview, FL
Wood arrived in good & condition and looks as described.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 27, 2018
5 out of 5
Excellent Transaction
Review by  Bob from Round Rock, TX
The would is beautiful, straight-grained....looking forward to working with it
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 24, 2018
3 out of 5
Genuine Mahogany 4/4 x 6
Review by  DD from KY
Not as nice as I had hoped or expected. I really thought this would be in better condition and it would have been if it did not have burns where it stopped in the planer and has some chip out because of dull planer knives. The lesson is "You get what you pay for". I will finagle these boards to work. They are ok is you do not mind the extra effort to clean them up. I sold my planer and thickness sander and expected not to need them.
Verified Buyer
January 20, 2018
5 out of 5
Mahogany Boards
Review by  Anonymous 
Very nice lumber
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Recommended
6 Total Reviews
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