Mahogany – Brazilian

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Botanical Name

Swietenia macrophylla

Other Names

Brazilian Mahogany, Geniune Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany

Main Color Group

Reddish Brown

Grain Pattern




Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3


Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3


Janka Hardness - LBF


Janka Hardness - N


Known in the US primarily as “Genuine Mahogany,” Swietenia Macrophylla, its scientific name, is what most in the exotic lumber industry consider to be the true species when referring to “Mahogany.” Historically, it has been a very economically important wood throughout the Latin America region. Its color can range from a pale pink to a light to medium reddish-brown, and it is renowned for its chatoyance. Grains vary; although generally straight, they can be interlocked, irregular or wavy, also. Its texture is fine and uniform, with a rich natural luster.

Lumber which originates from the wood’s indigenous natural regions is considered to be significantly more durable and stable than its plantation-grown counterparts.


Sustainability: This species is in CITES Appendix II, and is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List.

Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, veneer, musical instruments, boatbuilding, and carvings.

Comments: Once a mainstay in the cabinetry, furniture and guitar building industries, here in the US, Genuine Mahogany has become increasingly more difficult to source since its inclusion in CITES’ Appendix II, in 2003. It is still imported, although a significantly high percentage are of plantation-grown origin — which is less desirable and considered to be of inferior quality to that grown in native habitats.

While the net effect of all this has been to create a ‘mahogany substitute’ segment of the exotic wood import industry — bringing woods such as Sapele and African Mahogany more into favor — the demand for Genuine Mahogany hasn’t waned.

Species Description: Wood Species

Mahogany - Brazilian
$55.2965 x 8.187 x 0.937 inMOGBRAZ1008
Out of stock

Knots on both faces with crack on one end and slight surface checking.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$61.9372.25 x 8.25 x 0.937 inMOGBRAZ1007

Knots on both faces with slight crack one end.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$38.2541.25 x 7.437 x 0.937 inMOGBRAZ1006

Clear two face.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$39.8844.9 x 7.125 x 0.937 inMOGBRAZ1005

Small knot on one face.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$21.3040 x 5.125 x 0.875 inMOGBRAZ1004

Missing material on one edge.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$22.0933.75 x 5.25 x 0.875 inMOGBRAZ1003
Out of stock

Clear two face.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$36.9473.875 x 4.375 x 0.875 inMOGBRAZ1002

Knot on both faces.

Mahogany - Brazilian
$40.6174.812 x 4.75 x 0.875 inMOGBRAZ1001

Small check on one end.


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