Hardwood Timber Species Data: Red Mahogany (Eucalyptus resinifera)
Hardwood Species: Red Mahogany
Description of Red Mahogany Hardwood
Incredibly dense, Red Mahogany is a distinctive eucalyptus varietal found in eastern Australia, ranging in the north to around Gladstone, Queensland to as far south as Jervis Bay.
A hardwood tree that thrives in medium to high fertility soils and grows to between 20 and 30 meters tall. In fact, it’s not unheard of for a particularly robust specimen to reach up to 45 meters in height.
Thanks to its durability and attractive colouration, Red Mahogany is prized as a building and construction material. It also has wildlife value as food for Koalas and other marsupials.
Historically in Australia it has been used to construct railroad sleepers and has also been common in boat building. Red Mahogany is a popular choice for cabinetry, wall cladding and paneling.
Red mahogany plantations exist in Hawaii, Italy, Portugal and in regions of Africa like Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Physical Properties of Red Mahogany
Dry Density: range 950 kg/m³
Janka Hardness: 12.0 kN
With a Janka hardness of 12, a density of 950 kg/m³, and distinctive pale to deep red coloration, Red Mahogany is excellent for solid timber flooring. Often used as an alternative to Jarrah timber, as it’s more abundant but has a similar hardness and texture.
These properties are only a guide, as timber is a natural product there will be variations within any species. The Janka Dry Hardness rating measures the hardness of the wood. The higher the number the harder the wood.
Do you want to use Red Mahogany in your next project?
If you would like to use Red Mahogany in your next project and need assistance with either choosing the correct flooring panels or the installation of your next flooring project then please get in touch with one of our flooring specialists using the form below.
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