bring your HOME to life with unique surfaces:
The finish materials you use for the surfaces around your home can become some of the most important focal points in your home. Using a carefully selected wood for interior floors, cabinets, and other surfaces can add a unique tactile effect that exudes beauty and luxury. Take advantage of our carefully curated wood options to bring your home to a new standard.
Mahogany is a great wood for high-end cabinets.
Mahogany heartwood varies in its color range, from a pale yellowish brown to a dark reddish brown. The colors will darken with age.
Mahogany will exhibit moderate color variation from board to board. Hand selecting the lumber is important.
Grain & Visual Pattern:
Mahogany’s grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular, or wavy. It also has large pores without a specific arrangement. This allows for a wide range of visual patterns.
The visual pattern in Mahogany changes based on the grain type, the log and the cut. But it generally has a medium and uniform texture, and moderate natural luster. Mahogany wood can be found with curly, wavy, and fiddleback grain patterns. These heavily patterned Mahoganys are best displayed through quartersawing. When the boards have been flatsawn, they will have beautiful ripple marks, and rays (reddish brown slits) organized in rows. There are widely varying patterns with mahogany, with different perceived depth of the pattern, and purity of color. The price of the wood varies accordingly. Figured and quartersawn lumber is more expensive. Hand selecting individual mahogany boards is extremely important.
Texture and Finish:
Mahogany wood has a smooth and even texture, making it easy to finish with a light brush or smooth sand.
Staining Mahogany is not needed. It is often chosen for its naturally beautiful colors. Like most woods, it will darken over time with exposure to light. Its color and grain can be displayed with a simple matte or gloss finish. However, due to the many different grain and pattern anomalies found with different cuts, choosing the correct Mahogany boards with the right patterns is very important.
Genuine Mahogany was included in the CITES Appendix II in 2003, and is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed as vulnerable because it has had a population reduction over 20% from the last three generations. This was caused by exploitation, and a decline in its natural range. Genuine Mahogany is now grown extensively on plantations.
We source our Mahogany boards from trees cultivated by environmentally responsible harvesters. We believe when the building industry sources and manufactures building materials with sustainability in mind, we all live in a healthier world, and we want to do our part.
Mahogany has excellent workability. It has good density, a cooperative nature, and is easy to sand and machine. When the grain is straight and consistent, it is a pleasure to work with.
There is no need to stain this beautiful wood. Its stability makes it easy to glue and finish — joints and glue-ups will remain intact.
Mahogany is rated as moderately-durable to very durable. While not as durable as Teak or other exotic tropical woods, it holds up very well over time when manufactured and treated properly.
|Janka Hardness:||900 lbf||4,020 N|
|Average Dried Weight:||37.0 lb/ft³||590 kg/m³|
|Modulus of Rupture:||11,710 lbf/in²||80.8 MPa|
|Elastic Modulus:||1,458,000 lbf/in²||10.06 GPa|
|Crushing Strength:||6,760 lbf/in²||46.6 MPa|
|Density:||41 lb/ft³||650 kg/m³|
|Shrinkage:||Radial: 2.9%; Tangental: 4.3%; Volumetric: 7.5%|
We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.
All of our wood is kiln dried and stored in a protected warehouse.
We store our wood as S4S, which stands for “surfaced on 4 sides.” The boards have two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. The boards are first surfaced on both faces (S2S) with a planer, and receive a rip on both edges.
BULK Commercial Pricing
Because we have become known for our unique material selection, we do sell wood slabs to third parties. If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts or slabs, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders. We can also finish the wood for your project. However, our wood is hand selected for superior appearance and performance, so contact us to confirm availability and to receive a quote.