Species Mahogany

Mahogany Santos


Color: Dark reddish brown.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate color variation.


Hardness/Janka: Janka: 2200; (71% harder than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Above average (6.2; 28% more stable than red oak).


Sawing/Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.

Nailing: No known problems.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Finishing: Oil residue may be a problem. This can be eliminated by wiping with the appropriate 100% pure (not recycled) solvent before the sealer is applied.

Comments: Potential for respiratory/allergic reactions.

Origin: South America