Mahogany Decking For Outdoor Living Spaces

At Middletown Lumber, we stock 5/4” x 6” mahogany decking material in even lengths between 8 feet and 18 feet. This type of wood is an excellent choice for outdoor flooring on decks and porches thanks to its premium durability and excellent weather resistance.

About Mahogany Wood

One of the most stable hardwoods available, mahogany has a unique ability to keep its shape as it dries with minimal shrinkage. Sourced from many locations throughout the world, including Southeast Asia and South and Central America, it’s known for its rich reddish-brown color and excellent woodworking capability. The species of mahogany wood we carry at Middletown Lumber is from Malaysia.

Benefits Of Mahogany

In general, mahogany is less likely to warp, shrink, swell, or twist compared to other types of building materials. It has a natural resistance to moisture and atmospheric changes, which is why it’s an excellent choice for outdoor structures, such as decks and porches.

Mahogany is also a very strong, durable wood, so anything built with it is bound to last for many years, as long as the correct screws and other fasteners are used. Other factors that contribute to its longevity are its resistance to damage from insects and weather.

Unlike other types of wood that can splinter over time, mahogany tends not to do this, which is a huge advantage if you plan to build a deck in an area where people may be barefoot, or children may be playing.


Another reason to choose mahogany decking material from Middletown Lumber is its attractiveness. It’s well-known for its tight grain and knot-free appearance. Its deep colors contrast beautifully with lighter finishes to create a gorgeous outdoor space in your backyard.

Mahogany is also fade-resistant, so it will maintain its deep, rich color, even with sun exposure. As long as it’s protected with a waterproof sealant appropriate for this type of wood, it’s bound to last you for years. Renewing the finish may be necessary from time to time to help it retain its beauty.

When outdoor porches are constructed with mahogany decking, all six sides of the board are typically treated to ensure it won’t crack, split or dry out. This further contributes to this wood’s overall longevity and quality.

Our Mahogany Wood Decking

At Middletown Lumber, the mahogany decking we sell to our customers is called Dark Red Meranti decking, sourced from Meranti trees that grow in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. This type of wood is known for its durability, and the graining is usually interlocked, but some species may have more of a straight grain for an attractive appearance.

When you order bundles of mahogany decking from Middletown Lumber, you can take advantage of our quick delivery service. From picking it out to bundling it on our trucks and placing it on your property, we’ll be there for you from start to finish.

Build Your New Deck With Middletown Lumber’s Mahogany Decking

If you’re interested in purchasing some of our mahogany decking boards to build the deck of your dreams, contact Middletown Lumber for more information on pricing and availability. We’ve been in business since 1955 helping our customers with all of their construction needs, indoors and outdoors. Call 717-944-4005 for assistance in the greater Middletown, Pennsylvania, area.

We stock 5/4×6 mahogany decking in 8′ through 18′ in even lengths.

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