Santos Mahogany Lumber

Santos Mahogany Lumber

CHARACTERISITICS:

USES:  Flooring, stair parts, furniture and cabinets
ORIGINS: South America, primarily Peru
BOTANICAL NAME:  Myroxylon balsamum
COMMON NAME: Cabriuva, Balsamo
COLOR DETAILS: Consistent Deep russet brown, darkens over time with exposure to light
WEIGHT: approx. 5.5 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Can be difficult to work with due to interlocking grain, but finishes to a high polish.

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Santos Mahogany Lumber for Sale

Santos Mahogany is also referred to as Cabriuva.  Due to it’s hardness it is frequently used in flooring and stair treads.  While it is not in the Meliaceae family of true mahoganies such as South American Swietenia macropylla or African Khaya Mahogany, Santos Mahogany’s russet-brown coloring definitely has a rich mahogany look.