Meliaceae - The Mahogany Family
Both Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Carving, Furniture, Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Shipbuilding, Turnings
As the name implies this material is grown on the Fijian Islands. It is plantation grown with a 30 to 40 year cycle.
Like South American Mahogany the sapwood has a whitish to yellowish color. The heartwood tends to be a reddish orange color, and is sometimes referred to as "pumpkin" in color.
This specie is the same as South American Mahogany. Some people note that the material is slightly softer then other South American Mahogany. The difference is due to the quick plantation growth.