Genuine Mahogany, or Honduran Mahogany, is known as the benchmark for furniture making because it is stable, has a rich/consistent color and takes a finish beautifully. Mahogany harvested today comes from strictly managed and sustainable forests, which leads to a higher yield and greater availability. Mahogany is beautiful to work with and is becoming a very popular decking material.
Heartwood color can vary a fair amount with Honduran Mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Mahogany also exhibits an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
Grain & Texture
Grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular or wavy. Texture is medium and uniform, with moderate natural luster.
Mahogany for Decking
Mahogany decking is rapidly becoming a popular choice for outdoor decking. It is great for high traffic areas because it is extremely durable, has a rich and beautiful color either finished or unfinished and lasts for years in wet/damp climates.