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Mahogany Caskets from Aurora Casket

 

Mahogany is a moderately heavy and moderately hard wood, and is considered a valuable wood.

Mahogany is resistant to termites and rot. It can easily be worked with either power tools or hand tools.

It's used in the manufacture of caskets, as well as in furniture, interiors, cabinetry, and as a decorative veneer.

 

Mahogany's heartwood varies from light to dark reddish-brown to deep red. The grain is straight (sometimes interlocked) and the wood has a moderately coarse texture. It's highly figured when it's sliced into a wood veneer.

Mahogany is a tropical hardwood, and doesn't grow in the US; it's native to the rain forests in South America and Africa. Due to heavy harvesting, the use of mahogany is more limited than it once was, and the wood is not often used in construction anymore, as it frequently was in the past.

 

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