Picking Red Mahogany For Your Next Flooring Project
Red Mahogany is an Australian hardwood, with a stunning red colouring and fine grain. It’s durability, hardness and distinctive colouring make it one of the most versatile Australia hardwoods.
The wood has a range of deep red and pale pink hues with the grain uniform and somewhat course. The grain can be interlocked, producing a stunning patten figure.
This hardwood is available in limited quantities, due to heavy logging in the past. Research trials (still in its early stages) suggest that the future wood supply may be supplemented by plantation grown wood from northern Queensland
The Versatile Uses Of Red Mahogany
Engineering applications of Red Mahogany timber can be seen in wharf, jetty and bridge construction, train line sleepers, poles, mining timbers and cross arm supports. Other construction purposes it has are, general house framing, cladding, internal and external flooring, linings, joinery, fencing, landscaping, including use in retaining walls, although it is less ideal for use in contact with the ground.
One of its finest uses is for decorative purposes, in the manufacture of quality indoor and outdoor furniture. It is also prized for turnery. Its versatility can be seen further in its use in boat building (keel and framing components, planking), coach, vehicle and carriage building, agricultural machinery and in structural plywood.
A very hard and dense wood, this hardwood is relatively easy to work with as well as machine with both hand and power tools. It can be satisfactorily dried using conventional air and kiln seasoning. The wood holds both nails and staples well making it ideal for flooring.
Finishing the hardwood is possible through a range of methods. The wood readily accepts paint and stain and is one of the best eucalyptus for painting since the wood has good resistance to surface checking. It develops a lovely finish when polished.
This Hardwood Is Suitable For Use In:
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- External Cladding
- Internal Paneling
- Retaining Walls (Landscaping)
- Shear walls
- Structural Posts/Poles
- Portal Frames