Mahogany varies from yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, to a deep rich red, to reddish brown as the wood matures with age. It is a semi-open grain wood, with grain lines alternating from light to dark tones. Mahogany has excellent workability, and is very durable and slow to rot. It is regarded by many as the world's premier wood for boat making, furniture, musical instruments, and other durable objects. Our mahogany is the only non-indigenous wood we offer. It has been carefully selected and harvested to preserve the ecosystem from which it was taken.