Mahogany is usually bright reddish pink when freshly cut. but it turns to a copper)' reddish brown with exposure to light. Denser wood tends to be darker. Hie sap wood is cream-colored and thin. The large, plentiful pores are often plugged with white or yellow deposits of gum, calcium or sulfur. The grain is primarily straight and plain, though rarer logs of rippled, curly, fiddlcback. blistered, striped, mottled or quilted wood occasionally appear. Flatsawn planks sometimes display darkly swirled growth rings, while quartered planks are nearly devoid of grain lines.
Was this article helpful?
THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.