green world lumber, national distributor of Fijian mahogany decking in Canada.
green world lumber, national distributor of Fijian mahogany decking in Canada.

Fijian Genuine Mahogany Hardwood Lumber

Since its discovery, Genuine Mahogany has been the most sought-after lumber material in the world, especially for high-end luxury products. The species of tree that is harvested for this exquisite lumber has the Latin name Swietenia Macrophylla and is more commonly known as Honduran Mahogany. This lumber has been described by wood-workers and craftsmen in many industries as the best wood for holding shape with the lowest amount of shrinkage and warping. Additionally, its natural resistance to rot and decay is enhanced by its ability to take seals and stains. These characteristics combined with Honduran Mahogany’s extreme durability, and beautiful grain made it the superior wood for all uses.

The Swietenia Macrophylla trees grew natively in the Americas, but have since been transplanted to plantations in similar climates such as the island of Fiji. In the 1940’s and 50’s proprietors of lumber and its larger consumers understood the threat posed to naturally occurring stocks of genuine mahogany. They were able take proactive steps and work together to create sanctuaries where Swietenia Macrophylla would be able to thrive outside its native region. Becoming some of the first stewards to implement a sustainable model for managing this precious resource.

As lumber brokers begin to comprehend the devastation and negative environmental impacts caused by illegal and excessive logging, the origin of the materials they source and provide to their customers has become a key consideration in their selection process. Illegal logging robs the indigenous peoples of the land and resources they have managed for centuries and displaces them from their homes. Responsible stewards of mahogany lumber plantations can offset the demand for unethically sourced lumber through wise management of plantation-grown lumber. Managing genuine mahogany and ensuring it is never lost is achieved through ensuring a long term and sustainable approach from the start.

Our Mission

Green World Lumber continues the long tradition of lumber proprietors supplying genuine mahogany to the marketplace, but with a philosophically different source of material. Our mission is:

to supply the absolute highest quality Fijian Mahogany hardwood decking, while being environmentally responsible stewards of this rare natural resource.”

Fijian mahogany plantation

By supporting plantation-grown materials, we are part of the new wave of environmentally responsible companies aiding the preservation of locales such as: the Amazonian, Central American rainforests and where Swietenia macrophylla naturally number among the most wonderful of the old-growth. Ending the destruction of old-growth would be a major tangible step in preventing the further extinction of Amazonian flora and fauna.

To affect change in the way companies source natural resources, we chose sustainable tropical hardwood plantations, to demonstrate how a superior product could be offered without the depletion of natural forests. In our aggressive search for the highest quality lumber at the absolute best price, we follow the guiding principles of never sacrificing quality or environmental sustainability. With these principals at the forefront of our sourcing strategy we can take great pride in the products we provide. To further ensure the legitimacy of our sources, mills are inspected to ensure their quality assurance process and conditions also align with our mission. We do everything possible to ensure the highest ethical and quality standards are met for every piece of lumber we sell.

A passion and belief in the possibility of sustainable production of genuine mahogany lumber allows us to now proudly distribute genuine mahogany decking – the absolute pinnacle of lumber decking – to the world. Mahogany’s traditional beauty once again shines in some of the most magnificent lumber creations to date – its structural prowess allows it to be utilized in complex, evocative, and emotional expressions of creativity through construction. Its absence from the marketplace has been marked by a surge in alternative tropical hardwoods, but still no wood can equal genuine mahogany.

Green World Mahogany Decking

If you have never seen genuine mahogany decking in person, be assured that the first time you do will be memorable. The deep golden veins that run through the straight and clear face dazzle in the sunlight and are accented by the occasional swirl. Striping and layering is uniform and the lumber is the same density throughout. This uniformity in density and texture are both pleasing to the eyes, giving genuine mahogany its signature look, but also a decisive structural factor contributing to its efficacy as a building material. You can see and feel the durability, but picking a piece up will demonstrate its relative lightness versus comparable materials. Mahogany’s unique structure provides it with a unique strength-to-weight ratio while also imparting inherently resistance to shrinkage, warping and rot. This milieu of attributes makes genuine mahogany a pleasure to work with in any scenario. In fact, a surge of feedback to that effect continues to flood in from contractors new to working with genuine mahogany decking and seasoned professionals alike.

Mahogany Hardwood decking

Other tropical hardwoods such as Ipe do not absorb stain well or evenly due to their respective composition, structure, and density. This often leaves these woods exposed to the elements, relying solely on their inherent resistance to: UV degradation, rot/mildew, and decay. Ultimately, any lumber left untreated will turn gray and in this respect genuine mahogany is no different. One of the things that distinguishes genuine mahogany is its capability to accept surface treatment via stain, oil, or sealant. For genuine mahogany decking, wood oil is recommended if preservation of the fresh sawn look is desired. The engrained fibers of varying reddish-brown colour become vibrant when oiled, giving genuine mahogany a classy look that has consistently taken the notice of artisans and craftsmen throughout the ages. Indeed, another Age of Mahogany is upon us, as newly completed projects built with genuine mahogany are once again taking center stage.

Our Customers

As genuine mahogany continues to make a significant comeback in decking, deck owners and builders are beginning to see the incredible beauty of genuine mahogany lumber and sense why it came so perilously close to extinction. Our customers bring us their insight and experience and we continue to help in every way we can regardless of project scope. We enjoy communicating with customers to fully address all aspects of their needs. Our customers take pride in the fact that, not only are they purchasing the best wood decking on the market, they are helping the preservation of a regal species of tree and its surrounding ecosystem.

Consumers and businesses are more conscious and knowledgeable about the source of their products now more than ever. At the same time, a societal shift towards sustainability, quality, longevity, and durability of products is underway. This means people are looking for products with a long useful-life expectancy and an eye on fashion, which always plays a large role in sourcing decisions. Fijian Genuine Mahogany decking is a product that can easily last 20+ years if maintained properly, all the while flaunting its unique beauty. A genuine mahogany deck will be something both practical and beautiful, remarkable to everyone who lays eyes on it.

At Green World Lumber , we enjoy taking the time to provide knowledgeable and timely responses to all current and prospective customers, so that they can quickly make well-informed decisions. We also enjoy creatively crafting solutions for every level of demand. It’s understandable that with this material, everyone who has the opportunity – from a residential homeowner to a commercial builder – would like the chance to own and display a lumber with the reputation and heritage of genuine mahogany.

We maintain an extensive international supply chain and distribution network that ensures every customer gets the maximum value on every purchase. We are focused on providing industry leading value for our impressive genuine mahogany decking and are always glad to accommodate in-person meetings for those in the area.

Why not discover the beauty and durability of Fijian Genuine Mahogany decking and what it can do for you and/or your customers.

Call or email GWL today to get a quote on our Fijian Mahogany decking options.

1 (905) 655-3939 | sales@greenworldlumber.com

 

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