Sinker Honduras Mahogany

(Swietenia macrophylla):

We have available, at the moment, straight grained and highly figured material in widths up to 20″ and thicknesses of 1″ to 3″.  Please understand that drying material submerged in water for upwards of 200 years is a “touch and go” process.

We are taking all precautions necessary to guarantee stable, straight lumber you will be proud to work with. Once the material is ready we will display it on the site in order of the logs sawn so that you can be sure you receive material of consistent figure and color.

 

 

 

Working with the wood close-up for several weeks left me VERY impressed with its beauty and workability.  The wood is really fine-grained with lots of very small pores that add a glittery glow under finish, making it seem translucent.  We compared it to some mahogany scraps left from a previous project.  It was purchased about five to six years ago and machined two years ago.  It had darkened a bit with exposure to air, but clearly the grain of your mahogany was much, much finer.  It made the recent mahogany look coarse in comparison.

Dave M. in Peoria, Illinois