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South American Mahogany - Swietenia macrophylla

South American Mahogany

Botanical name: Swietenia macrophylla

Origin: Bolivia, Peru, old stock Brazil
Weight: 600Kg/m3
Cutting: 2SE boards 150mm wide and wider 1900mm longer and longer.
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: Big leaf mahogany, or by country of origin

The identical tree to the Honduras mahogany. Different aspects of growth result in a denser wood with a little more depth of colour and figure.

Board sizes are normally larger and grade is usually better than that of wood sourced from Central America. There is more perfection of grain in South American Mahogany making it a more interesting prospect for musical instrument makers and antique restorers needing to match the quality of the old.

Please refer to the Catalogue or Timberline's Shop for up-to-date prices.

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CITES Update 2017

From 2nd January 2017 if you wish to export articles that are partly or fully made from newly listed species of Rosewood, Padauk and Bubinga then the export will need to be accompanied by a CITES re-export permit. It is possible that the importer/customer of the article may need to apply for a CITES import permit from their own authorities and this should be investigated before the export happens.

Read more about the new CITES regulations here.

 

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