Mahogany 3/4" x 6" x 36"
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Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is also known as Tropical Mahogany, South American Mahogany, Caoba and Chiculte. It is planted throughout the whole of the tropics as a sustainable forest...
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A good, durable wood. I made some outdoor ornaments from mahogany a while back and finished them with teak oil and they haven't discoloured much or split too much yet. I'm also using it to build my guitars and it's a good wood that shapes well and takes a good finish. Because of it's coarse texture, it can be hard to get it smooth at times as certain parts go "fluffy" when you try to sand them. It is a tiny bit rough on your cutting tools though despite its easy workability.