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Honduran Mahogany

Bright | Reddish | Striking

Honduran Mahogany (aka Genuine Mahogany) specifically refers to the species originating from Honduras, recognized for its superior quality and desirable wood properties. The heartwood ranges in color from pinkish-brown to deep reddish-brown, often with beautiful dark streaks. It can darken with age and exposure to light, developing a rich patina over time. The sapwood is usually pale yellow and is typically not included in high-quality lumber.

The wood sourced from these unique trees is highly valued for its rich color, attractive grain patterns, workability, and durability. It is commonly used in fine furniture, cabinetry, doors, paneling, veneers, musical instruments (such as guitars and pianos), turned objects, and decorative applications. Its beautiful appearance, workability, and durability make it a favored choice among discerning woodworkers and designers.

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Properties of Honduran Mahogany

Swietenia macrophylla

Scientific Name

Tropical South America


40 lb/ft³

Dried Weight Density

900 lbf

Janka Hardness

25-40 Years

Tree Maturity

100-200 Years

Tree Lifecycle



Bright & Striking


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