Mahogany Santos

Species

Mahogany Santos

Myroxylon balsamum

Top Portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish

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

Dimensional Stability: Above average (6.2; 28% more stable than red oak).

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.

Nailing: No known problems.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Finishing: Oil residue may be a problem. This can be eliminated by wiping with the appropriate 100% pure (not recycled) solvent before the sealer is applied.

Comments: Potential for respiratory/allergic reations.

Origin

South America

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