Closely related to Genuine Mahogany, Royal Mahogany shares the same lustrous appearance and easy workability with its cousin. Its heartwood is pale to dark red-brown but darkens with exposure. Royal Mahogany is slightly harder and heavier than Mahogany but is more resistant to splitting. Native to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Royal Mahogany is an excellent hardwood choice for furniture and cabinet work, joinery, millwork, doors and windows, flooring and moulding.
|Royal Mahogany Specifications|
|Common name||Scientific name||Color||Grain pattern||Features||Common uses||Specific gravity|
|Royal Mahogany||Carapa Guianensis||Pale to dark red-brown but darkens with exposure||Straight to interlocked||Slightly harder and heavier than Mahogany but is more resistant to splitting, easy workability||Furniture and cabinet work, joinery, millwork, doors and windows, flooring, and moulding||0.54|
|750kg/m3 at 12%||
#1 common or better
|4/4 through 12/4 x RWL|