Mahogany is grown in the Philippines and in the Caribbean. It is a “green” farm raised product.
- It is also known as Brazilian mahogany, Honduras mahogany, genuine mahogany, and tropical American mahogany, among others.
- It has a reddish-brown color, which darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished.
- It is a favorite for fine furniture, musical instruments, interior paneling, architectural trim, hardwood flooring, and a range of luxury products such as jewelry boxes.
- It has been introduced into several Asian countries in plantation environments. The mahogany timber grown in these Asian plantations is the major source of international trade in genuine mahogany today. Unlike mahogany sourced from its native locations, plantation mahogany grown in Asia is not restricted in trade.
When Colorado Case and Cabinet use Maghony we look for the uniformity of grain and create a smooth finish with no raised grain. Piano finishes can be given to maghony if desired but usually our hand rubbed satin finishes are preferred.