Latin Name: Swietenia macrophylla
Family: Meliaceae - the Mahogany family
Other Common Name(s): Fijian Mahogany
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Carving, Furniture, Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Shipbuilding, Turnings
As the name implies this material is grown on the Fijian Islands. It is plantation grown with a 30 to 40 year cycle.
General Description: Like South American Mahogany the sapwood has a whitish to yellowish color. The heartwood tends to be a reddish orange color, and is sometimes referred to as "pumpkin" in color.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.6
Specific Gravity: 0.54-0.59
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 8,840-11,510
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,300-1,420
Side Hardness (lbs): 800
This specie is the same as South American Mahogany. Some people note that the material is slightly softer then other South American Mahogany. The difference is due to the quick plantation growth.
Not currently in stock, but please contact us to inquire about availability.