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Wood Properties of American Mahogany

American Mahogany Alternative Name 1
Honduras Mahogany

American Mahogany Amount of Figure
Intermediate

American Mahogany Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

American Mahogany Availability of Wood
Limited

American Mahogany Available As Lumber
Yes

American Mahogany Available as Veneer
Yes

American Mahogany Available only in small sizes
No

American Mahogany Bending Strength
Moderate

American Mahogany Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

American Mahogany Botanical Name
Swietenia macrophylla

American Mahogany Carving
Good, easy to carve

American Mahogany Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

American Mahogany Color of Wood
Red Brown

American Mahogany Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

American Mahogany Crushing Strength
Moderate

American Mahogany Decorative Figure
Yes

American Mahogany Density
High

American Mahogany Drilling
Good

American Mahogany Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

American Mahogany Gluing
Average - Requires control

American Mahogany Grain
Mostly Straight

American Mahogany Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

American Mahogany Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

American Mahogany Hand Tooling
Average

American Mahogany Hardness
Average

American Mahogany Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

American Mahogany Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

American Mahogany Interlocked Grain
Yes

American Mahogany Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

American Mahogany Machine Tools
Average

American Mahogany Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

American Mahogany Movement after drying
Low

American Mahogany Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

American Mahogany Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

American Mahogany Natural Durability
Durable

American Mahogany Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

American Mahogany Painting
Good

American Mahogany Planing
Fair

American Mahogany Polishing
Good

American Mahogany Pounds per cubic foot maximum
40

American Mahogany Pounds per cubic foot minimum
31

American Mahogany Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

American Mahogany Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

American Mahogany Sawing
Low cutting resistance

American Mahogany Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

American Mahogany Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

American Mahogany Shaping
Good

American Mahogany Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

American Mahogany Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

American Mahogany Specific Gravity
High

American Mahogany Specific Gravity maximum
.59

American Mahogany Specific Gravity minimum
.54

American Mahogany Staining
Good

American Mahogany Steam Bending
Satisfactory

American Mahogany Stiffness
Moderate

American Mahogany Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

American Mahogany Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

American Mahogany Toughness
Low

American Mahogany Turning
Good

American Mahogany Weight
Moderate

American Mahogany Wood Defects
Few drying defects

American Mahogany Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

American Mahogany Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

American Mahogany Use for Carving
YES

American Mahogany Use for Cooperage
no

American Mahogany Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

American Mahogany Use for Flooring
no

American Mahogany Use for Furniture
YES

American Mahogany Use for Handles
no

American Mahogany Use for Heavy Construction
no

American Mahogany Use for Inlay
no

American Mahogany Use for Interior Finish
YES

American Mahogany Use for Light Construction
no

American Mahogany Use for Marine Applications
YES

American Mahogany Use for Marquetry
no

American Mahogany Use for Millwork
no

American Mahogany Use for Models and Patterns
YES

American Mahogany Use for Musical Instruments
YES

American Mahogany Use for Novelties
no

American Mahogany Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

American Mahogany Use for Shingles
no

American Mahogany Use for Sports Equipment
no

American Mahogany Use for Turnery
YES

American Mahogany Use for Woodenware
no





     
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