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Fijian Mahogony

Fijian Mahogany

(Swietenia macrophylla.)

Description

This is the Brazilian Mahogany plantation timber grown in Fiji.  Due to excellent growing conditions it grows faster than in Sth America.  Timber is an orange brown colour.

Workability

Works very well. The plantation Mahogany tends to be less stable than the home grown variety

Applications

Furniture and joinery.  Is supplied as a decking by some distributors but we don’t recommend it for this.

Availability

Variable.  From excellent to hard to get.

Hardness

400Kg/m3.

Durability

Moderate.

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Reasonable
Sanding:   Excellent.
Nailing/Screwing:   Good.
Glueing:   Very Good.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings well.
Oil:   Oils very well.
Note 1   A good alternative to what is now a difficult timber to find (Brazilian).
Note 2  

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