What is Honduras Mahogany?
Honduras Mahogany veneer varies in color from pink and red to dark red and brown. The texture of this wood veneer is medium to coarse and exhibits a mostly straight grain with some interlocking grain. South American Mahogany stain and polishes to an impressive luster. It is available in different veneer cuts, including Crotch Mahogany [LINK], Fiddleback Mahogany [LINK], Mottle Mahogany [LINK], and Pomelle Mahogany [LINK]. South American Mahogany veneer is available in quarter-cut and flat-cut.
Other Names: South American Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, Brazilian Mahogany, big leaf Mahogany, true Mahogany
Similar to: Black Cherry, Pearwood
Color: varies from elements of pink and red to dark red and brown
Source: Central and South America
Use: Honduras Mahogany is a beautiful wood used for high-end furniture and residential projects, as well as in casewood and cabinetry, custom staircases, antique restoration and refinishing, pool tables, pianos, guitars, drums and other musical instruments, as well as in libraries, court houses, hotel lobbies, country clubs, office buildings and interiors, and other commercial projects.
Quartered Honduran Mahogany Wood Veneer has a nice linear and straight grain. It has many names since it comes from South America, such as, South American, Brazilian and Peruvian Mahogany. It is related to Cuban and Spanish Mahogany. It is a stunning wood and extremely desirable.
Other names include True, Genuine, Original, or Real Mahogany, as well as Zopilote, Gateado, Araputanga, Agua Acajou, and Mogno. Quartered is also known as Quarter Sawn or Quarter Cut.