Timbertown Austin is happy to announce we are adding a new product to our 2014 lineup – Fijian Mahogany! We’re super excited to be able to bring our customers a new option that’s unlike anything else we currently offer.
Check out the information below to see if Fijian Mahogany is the right material for your next outdoor project.
Characteristics of Fijian Mahogany
There’s a lot to love about this genuine mahogany that’s grown in the tropical forests of Fiji. For years people of the nation have been using the lightweight timber for custom woodwork such as indoor and outdoor furniture, carving, cabinetry and paneling. Timbertown Austin now offers this same wood to homeowners in Central Texas in the form of 5/4 x 6 deck boards.
This timber has a rich, reddish brown hue that is characteristic of many mahogany woods. Overtime it will darken, and when it’s stained and polished it has a beautiful sheen that brings out the red tones.
Fijian Mahogany has a tight grain pattern that is relatively straight with subtle patterns. It is often free of pockets and voids with few knots.
Durability and Strength
The strength to weight ratio of this timber is one of its best features. The straight grains aid in making boards highly durable, giving it impressive bending and compressive strength. On the Janka Hardness Scale Fijian Mahogany is measured at 800 pounds when dried.
Workability and Maintenance
Fijian Mahogany is a sought after wood species because it is so easy to work with and maintain. Our wood is:
- Surfaced on all sides for a smooth finish
- Kiln dried to 12-14%
- MCA treated
Fijian Mahogany can be worked easily with both hand tools and machine tools for a variety of projects. Once the project is complete it requires little upkeep, taking on stains well and resisting rot. It is also moderately resistant to insects, which makes it a good selection for outdoor projects.
The Fijian Mahogany wood at Timbertown Austin has been sustainably harvested to ensure that forests are protected and the latest techniques are used. Currently, Fijian Mahogany is not an endangered species of wood.
When a new product becomes available there’s sure to be a lot of questions. If you want to know more about our new Fijian Mahogany give us a call, and we’ll be happy to tell you all about it!
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