Technical specie specifications for Samoan Mahogany / Taun from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Samoan Mahogany Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Asian Mahogany, Meranti, Lauan, Keruing, Merpauh
  • Description:
  • Janka Hardness: 1,400 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,374 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,031 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 700
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.4 %
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  • Tree Characteristics:
  • Geographic Area: Occurs in low-lying coastal and riverine areas from Sri Lanka through SE Asia, Papua New Guinea to the Solomons and Samoa.
  • Color: Heartwood varies from pink-brown to red-brown, darkening with age. Sapwood is pale to pink buff and not always demarcated from heartwood.
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  • Grain: Straight grained, occasionally interlocked.
  • Texture: Texture is moderately coarse.
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Saws and turns easily with only a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. It is readily bored and holds nails and screws well. Can be polished to a smooth, high finish. Takes paints and stains well.
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  • Applications: Internal flooring, cladding, fascia and bargeboards, cabinetwork, carving, turnery, boat building, handles, cooperage.

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