Mahogany tree wood uses and price | benefits of mahogany wood furniture

Today, we will discuss mahogany wood uses. Mahogany is straight grained timber. Grained trees do not have many branches and they grow straight. Mahogany timber is reddish brown in color and it contains some valuable properties due to which it has water resistance capability and it is rot resistance as well that makes this timber special and useful in creating more valuable things such as boat, decks, few ship parts, high quality furniture's, musical instruments, gun butt, gun belt, toys, mahogany flooring including mahogany floorboards, floor tiles and more. 

Mahogany wood uses

  • Mahogany wood for deck 
  • Mahogany tree wood candle
  • Mahogany tree wood furniture
  • Mahogany table osrs
  • Mahogany gun belt
  • mahogany wood guitar
  • Gun butt
  • Floor tiles, flooring
  • Making boat outer parts
  • Doors
  • Toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Ship decks
  • Table chair for coffee shop, restaurant's
  • Furniture for bar's

Mahogany wood for boat building

Due to rot resistance capability, mahogany wood is used for creating exterior parts of boats. South American mahogany wood is used to create interior parts of the ship that gives an elegant look to the ship. 

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mahogany bay boat

Mahogany wood for musical instruments 

First of all mahogany is a top level tone wood with light weight and pleasant color therefore this timber is preferred as tone wood for guitar making. Mahogany wood is used for making various musical instruments such as  mahogany guitar, veena, tabla etc. Tonewood is used for making musical instruments specially necks and backs of the instruments and use of mahogany wood for acoustic guitar, mahogany wood for guitar neck, electric guitar and mahogany wood for bass guitar are preferred. Mahogany wood guitar sound is much more pleasant than any other tone wood guitar sound.

Some of the necessary requirements of mahogany wood guitar are given below.  

  1. Mahogany wood guitar kit 
  2. Mahogany guitar body bank
  3. Wood filler for mahogany guitar

In comparison to spruce, alder, ash or maple mahogany tree hardwood is capable of producing deep warm tones therefore preferred in making drum shells than the above given tone woods.

Gibson, one of the biggest guitar companies, started mahogany tree wood use in the 1930s and began banjo necks for guitars. Some of the styles such as RB, TB and PB style 3s and RB, TB, PB style 75s easily fitted with mahogany neck.

mahogany guitar body

Mahogany guitar brands

  • Martin guitars D-18
  • Taylor guitars
  • Gibson guitars  Les Paul, SG, J45
  • Hagstrom guitars

Mahogany wood is used for writing instruments

South American mahogany wood is used for making  pens. These pens are reddish brown in colour  that means natural mahogany colour they are a bit costlier and used for fashion writing as well. one can gift a mahogany pen to any friend or family member due to beautiful features and great quality.

Mahogany furniture pros and cons

mahogany wood grain

Furniture that has only the outer covering of mahogany wood is not very expensive and common people can purchase these mahogany wood furniture. Mahogany wood is used for making tables and chairs and you can see some dark-colored mahogany brown shade furniture in high level bars, restaurants, malls and coffee shops, all dark furniture is made of mahogany wood. Mahogany furniture needs to be put away from direct sunlight because it can slowly but steadily fade the mahogany color and shine. One should also avoid mahogany wood outdoor use by placing swietenia mahogany furniture in water logging areas or in the rain water because it can damage mahogany shade wood color.

Mahogany wood vs teak wood

Swietenia wood is heavy traffic tolerant therefore mahogany floor tiles and  floorboards are always in demand. You can take it as one of the drawbacks of mahogany wood because brown shade color changes during growing age. Mahogany floorboards have a tendency of changing in color from light to dark and if you are fond of dark colours then you can take it as one of the benefits of mahogany wood otherwise you can choose any other teak wood.  

Advantages of mahogany wood

Mahogany wood has various benefits and advantages. Some of the benefits of mahogany tree wood are given below.

  1. Mahogany wood water resistant capacity makes it first choice for boat making.
  2. Switenia wood doesn't rot for a long time.
  3. Mahogany boats can easily survive more than 100 years in water due to mahogany wood rot resistance capacity.
  4. Mahogany wood colour change can also be included in the benefits.
  5. The mahogany wood colour looks pleasant and beautiful.
  6. Mahogany wood furniture is probably one of the strongest furniture made of any timber.
  7. Mahogany grain wood is a tone wood that has a deep warm sound hence is mostly used for making musical instruments like guitar, veena, drum shells etc.
  8. Mahogany wood is more costlier than other words like teak wood, popular tree wood, melia dubia wood etc.
  9. Mahogany tree farming is much cheaper than sandalwood tree farming 
  10. Mahogany tree farming is one of the cheapest farming that is capable of producing the highest returns after 10 years.
  11. Farmers can easily earn a good number of carbon credits during mahogany wood farming.
  12. If we will compare mahogany vs teak wood price in India then mahogany wood is capable of producing more benefits.
  13. Mahogany wood has warmer darker tone than cedar wood and spruce wood 
  14. While comparing mahogany vs rosewood we can say mahogany grain is far better.

Largest importer of mahogany

The United States and Britain are the largest Mahogany wood importers. Whereas the United States is on the top position as mahogany wood importer.

Exporters of mahogany wood

Mahogany export - Today, Peru is the largest exporter of mahogany tree. Whereas, earlier Brazil was the largest exporter of timber mahogany, but Brazil banned mahogany export in 2001. Thus Peru has surpassed Brazil in mahogany timber supply and became number one mahogany exporter in the world.


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