As environmental concerns about Tropical American Mahogany have increased,
many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to the material grown in South America. Some of the major sources
are a few plantations in the South Pacific where genuine mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) was
planted after World War II.
This plantation-grown mahogany is similar in appearance to Tropical American Mahogany, but has greater color variance
and has a slightly different texture. It is being used widely for furniture and restaurant table tops. As
with other species, Perfect Plank mahogany is made by finger-jointing 10" to 24" pieces into full-length strips, which are
then glued face-to-face to make finished plank. One face is of furniture quality, sanded with 120 grit paper.
Reverse side may contain defects and is sanded with 80 grit paper.
Available in a wide variety of standard sizes in thicknesses of 1 3/8" and 1 7/8".