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Santos Mahogany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample is ¾-by-3¼ inchsquare-edge solid strip.

Top portion is finished with water base urethane; bottom with oil modified polyurethane.

 

Appearance

 

COLOR: Dark reddish brown

 

GRAIN: Striped figuring in quartersawn selections; texture is even and very fine.

 

VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES:Moderate color variation.

 

Properties

 

HARDNESS (JANKA): 2200; 71% harder than Northern red oak.

 

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average (change coefficient .00238; 36% more stable than red oak).

 

DURABILITY: Excellent.Workability

 

SAWING/MACHINING: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.

 

SANDING: Sands satisfactorily.

 

NAILING: Good holding ability.

 

FINISHING: No known finishing problems.

 

COMMENTS: Some respiratory allergic potential.

 

Cost

(relative to plainsawn select red oak)

MULTIPLIER: 1.55

 

Availability

Moderately available