Honduras Mahogany box maker's piece 1100 x 180 x 13mm re-sawn from kiln dried planking with a sanded finish.
Swietenia macrophylla from Central America
Photo is of a typical piece.
Medium reddish brown darkening with exposure. Medium textured, strong, stable, lustrous and easily wrought. A sought after timber coveted by musical instrument makers because it is medium weight and resonance, and by antique restorers and furniture makers for the classic beauty and colour when mature.
Honduras mahogany is CITES listed and requires special licences for export. We regret that for practical reasons we are not able to supply this item outside the UK.