Cuban Mahogany Specifications

Cuban Mahogany
Cuban Mahogany
(Swietenia mahagoni)



PROPERTIES:  Denser, richer, and finer-textured than Honduras mahogany.  Heartwood medium to dark reddish brown, darkening upon exposure; sapwood lighter in color.  Durable and an excellent water wood.  Unsurpassed working and finishing qualities.  Long the favorite wood for fine furniture, Cuban mahogany has been nearly logged out and is now protected by law in its native habitat.  Smaller plantation-grown trees and windfalls account for much of current production.

OTHER COMMON NAMES:  Small leaf mahogany

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:  0.45

DENSITY:  45pcf

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:  4.10%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:  3.00%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:  7.80%

DURABILITY:  Excellent