Mahogany is an exotic wood that varies considerably in color. It may be yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, maturing into a deep rich red or brown color with age. Exposure to strong sunlight may cause some fading. The wide variability in color has enabled many look-alike species to be marketed as mahogany. Mahogany is very popular and is often used as the standard when describing other species. Hardness and weight are rated as moderate, and density is high.
Avg Dry Wgt : 40 lbs/ft3 (640 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 800lbf (3559 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.59
Texture : Medium to coarse
Grain Pattern : Mainly straight, also interlocked
Health Risk : Dermatitis, respiratory problems, irritation, giddiness, vomiting
Color : Varied mixture of reds and browns
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood