Santos Mahogany is a rich, dark mahogany-colored wood that is is
extremely dense and stable. Its superior hardness and color fastness
make it an excellent choice over other mahoganies, which are fairly
soft. Boards can vary greatly in grain and color. The grain is
commonly interlocked. Quartersawn material usually exhibits a
Santos Mahogany exhibits a medium range of color variation—between a
light orangey/brown with yellowish overtones to a dark reddish/purplish
brown. Most of the wood exhibits a medium to dark orange/brown mahogany
Color Change: Santos
Mahogany undergoes a slight degree of color change with a slight muting
of the color range over time.
Straight, smooth, elegant. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some
boards, similar to maple.
It is good with sanding, but may be difficult to stain.
Mahogany's unique grain variation, color and hardness make it one of the
most popular exotic species. It is durable and provides great