Santos Mahogany

Santos Mahogany

Species: Santos Mahogany

Common Names/Species: Balsamo, Cabriziva, Cedro chino, Chirraca, Estoraque, Incienso, Nabal, Palo de balsamo, Santos mahogany, Sandalo, Tache, Tolu

Scientific Name: Myroxylon balsamum

Description: The wood is hard, moderately difficult to saw, and has a high blunting effect on cutters. Sawdust from machining may cause respiratory irritation in some individuals. A dust mask or respirator is advised.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Fine furniture, cabinets, flooring

Sources: South America

Size/Form: santos-mahogany

lbs/BF (dry): 4.83

Hardness: Hard

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