The above images represent the more decorative cuts of Mahogany preferred by cabinetmakers.
Mahogany heart grained door.
Please excuse the camera flash, Iím no photographer !
Mahogany is a medium-textured wood with straight & even or interlocked grain.
The heartwood is reddish-brown to deep red and is often exaggerated with stains or dyes.
The crotch is produced when the trunk divides into two branches and is generally displayed upside-down, as in Figure 1.
Its lustre and rich colour have kept it in demand for use on architectural elements and furnishings for many centuries.
Although it is often used as a solid wood, mahogany is usually associated with the dramatic designs of veneered furniture.
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