Mahogany, Philippine - Dark Red
Latin Name: Shorea negrosensis
Family: Dipterocarpaceae - the Dipterocarp family
Other Common Name(s): Bataan, Dark Red Lauan, Dark Red Meranti, Dark Red Philippine Mahogany, Dark Red Seraya, Mayapis, Nemesu, Oba Suluk, Philippine Mahogany, Red Lauan, Red Philippine Mahogany, Tangile
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Doors, Flooring, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Turning
This species grows in most of tropical Asia, especially the Philippines.
General Description: The sapwood is light in color with a pink tone and is not clearly demarcated. The heartwood is dark brown to a deep red and can have a purple tint. It can have a white and purple streaks. The grain is typically interlocked, and the texture is often very coarse.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.5
Specific Gravity: 0.55-0.67
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 7,725-11,430
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1360-1,610
Side Hardness (lbs): 800