Mahogany Porch Flooring

Now here’s a kind of wood that has a sad and storied history. “True” Mahogany, used by American and European cabinet makers from the 18th century, was the most cherished cabinet wood in the world and came predominantly from the Caribbean island nations of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Logged by slaves, the native Mahogany on those three island nations exists only as a species of historical importance. Completely devastated, indiscriminately cut, stripped from the landscape…forever!

Although known as a hardwood, the properties and characteristics of Mahogany which came from that region were prized because of its workability. It cut and carved like butter.

Currently American Mahogany is found in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru and Brazil. African Mahogany is found in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania. Philippine Mahogany, more commonly known as Meranti, is found in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. We stock mahogany from all three regions: flat sawn South American, quarter sawn African Sapele, dark red Meranti from Malaysia. And although not a “true” mahogany, it’s the most resistant to insects and decay coming from that region of the world.

Mahogany Porch Flooring

1×6, 7, 8, 10 and 12. 12’s need to be ordered.

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