Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical Honduran or big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), with a range from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil, under British control (French colonists used the term acajou, while in the Spanish territories it was called caoba). Diagnóstico de la caoba (Swietenia macrophylla King) en Mesoamérica Visión general. Technical Report (PDF Available) · January with. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Mahogany, Caoba, Mara (Swietenia macrophylla).

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Steam Bending Steam bending properties are rated as fairly good. Hence very little of the mahogany growing in Spanish controlled territory found its way to Europe. Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets.

Regeneracion y crecimiento de la caoba Swietenia macrophylla King en selvas de Quintana Roo. Substitute Species The following African species are also known as Mahogany: Specific gravity of mahogany is 0. Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras xwietenia Japan. The tree is also planted in Laos PDR.

MAHOGANY, CAOBA, MARA (Swietenia macrophylla)

Chairs 36 – Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente, Panama. Agroforestry dehesa Analog forestry Bamboo forestry Close to nature forestry Community forestry Ecoforestry Energy forestry Mycoforestry Permaforestry Plantation forestry Social forestry Sustainable forestry Urban forestry. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished.


All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December CS1 maint: Staining The wood swietemia stains well. Planing It is easy to plane, occasionally the grain may chip and tear.

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Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species. There are sawmills in the municipality, which cut up to some trees every day. Its bark is dark-brown and flaky with a sweet odour.

Big-leaf mahogany — prized for its rich reddish colour and good technical characteristics — has been sought, traded and used for the manufacture of furniture, musical instruments and other wood products of high quality, beauty and durability.

In addition to Jamaica and Bahamas, all the British controlled islands exported some mxcrophylla at various times, but the quantities were not large.

Mahogany – Wikipedia

Sanding Sanding operations are reported to be fairly easy. In a third species, Swietenia macrophyllawas named by Sir George King — after studying specimens of Honduras mahogany planted in the Botanic Gardens in Calcutta, India.

Driving improvements in forest managment and trade practices to reduce inefficiencies and offer financial incentives for sswietenia sustainable management of natural forest.

Its flowers are small and white in colour but the fruits are large capsules that are light grey to brown in colour. It has high durability, and is resistant to brown and white rot fungi. Although initially regarded as a joinery wood, mahogany rapidly became the timber of choice for makers of high quality furniture in both the British Isles and the 13 colonies of North America. Guitar World Presents Guitar Gear Geographic place habitat Tropical moist broadleaf macropuylla, Tropical dry broadleaf forests.


Until the 19th century all of the mahogany was regarded as one species, although varying in quality caoha character according to soil and climate. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Texture The texture is fine or medium, and uniform. Investment in forest certification and promotion of the Forest Stewardship Council. Gluing This species is easy to glue.

Retrieved 5 November A small percentage of global supply of genuine mahogany comes from these Asian plantations, notably from IndiaBangladeshIndonesia and from Fijiin Oceania. Some members of the genus Shorea Meranti, Balau, or Lauan of the family Dipterocarpaceae are also sometimes sold as Philippine mahogany, [1] although the name is more properly applied to another species of Toona, Toona calantas. While information on mahogany inventories and status is incomplete, there is evidence of sharp population declines jacrophylla increased fragmentation.