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Mahogany, Philippine


(Also called tangile, red luan, white luan, tiaong)

Hardwood 39 lbs. per cubic foot, 3.25 lbs. per board foot
The many varieties of so-called "Philippine mahogany" are really types of tropical cedar common to the Philippines even though they resemble true mahogany. The dark red varieties are harder, heavier, more decay resistant, and stronger than the light red varieties that are usually limited to nonstructural joinerywork. The trees yield large, clear boards, although interlocked grain can make seasoning some times difficult.

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