Mahogany, Philippine

Scientific Name: Shorea

Other Names: Meranti or Lauan

Type: Imported Hardwood

Origin: Tropical southeast Asia

Appearance: Wide range of colors from pale pink-tan to dark reddish-brown.

Characteristics: Straight, interlocked grain with a coarse texture. Lighter colored species are less durable and strong than darker woods. Frequently used as face veneer for inexpensive plywood.

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Weight (lbs/sf) Machining Finishing Hardness (psi) MOE (million psi) MOR (psi)
2.9 Good Fair 780 1.65 12700

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