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PRODUCTSSantos Mahogany (Cabriuva)

Product Specifications

Santos Mahogany

The Species:

Flooring Trade Name: Santos Mahogany
Botanical Name: Myroxylon, balsamum
Lumber Name: Santos Mahogany, cabreuva vermelha, red incensio, quina quina, estoraque, balsamo, nava
Grows In: Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Guatemala, & Mexico


Santos Mahogany is a rich dark mahogany colored wood, which is a superior choice to genuine mahogany, (which it resembles in color), given Santos Mahogany’s hardness and color fastness.

Color Range & Color Change:

Color Range: Santos Mahogany exhibits a medium range of color variation between a light orangey/brown with yellowish overtones to a dark reddish/purplish brown. Most of the specie falls into the medium to dark orange/brown mahogany tone.

Color Change: Santos Mahogany undergoes a slight degree of color change with a slight muting of the color range over time.


Santos Mahogany is 175% as hard as red oak (2200 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for red oak).