Santos Mahogany A.K.A Cabreuva is a popular exotic hardwood known for its rich reddish-brown to deep red coloration and beautiful grain patterns. It's native to Central and South America, primarily found in countries like Brazil and Peru. This hardwood is highly sought after in the woodworking industry due to its durability, natural beauty, and excellent workability.
The heartwood of Santos Mahogany often features stunning tones ranging from reddish-brown to almost purple, which can darken over time with exposure to light. It showcases a straight to interlocked grain with a medium to coarse texture, offering a lustrous appearance when polished.
When working with Santos Mahogany, it's essential to use sharp tools and employ appropriate techniques due to its hardness. Pre-drilling is often recommended for nailing or screwing into this wood to prevent splitting.
One of its notable characteristics is its stability; it is less prone to movement due to changes in humidity compared to some other hardwoods. This property makes it a preferred material for flooring installations, particularly in environments prone to humidity fluctuations.
Janka Hardness: 2,400 lbf (10,680 N)
This product is sold per Board Foot