Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla
Honduran Mahogany is also known as Tropical Mahogany, South American Mahogany, Caoba and Chiculte. It is planted throughout the whole of the tropics as a sustainable forest crop, and is widely available. It has a short grain which grows in a swirling pattern. The shortness of the grain makes it perfect for carving, turning, and other woodworking. It cuts beautifully without chipping, works alot like Walnut, being approx. the same weight as Walnut, sands well, glues well and finishes to a luxurious red-gold sheen. There are few woods as beautiful or as pleasant to work. Honduran Mahogany does not seem to have high allergenic properties, although it is always wise to use respiratory protection.
Source Region: North of the Yucatan, throughout Venezuela and Brazil, in Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia.
All our Honduran Mahogany lumber is sold by the board foot, with a 10 board foot minimum per item. The price noted below for each Honduran Mahogany item, with the exception of packages, is the price of a single board foot. Please make sure that you enter the total number of board feet needed when you are prompted to enter a quantity for the item.