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

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Fijian Genuine Mahogany Hardwood Lumber

Since its discovery, Genuine Mahogany has been the most sought-after lumber material on the international market, especially for high-end luxury products. The species of tree that is harvested for this exquisite lumber is scientifically called Swietenia macrophylla and more commonly known as Honduran Mahogany. This lumber has been described by wood-workers and craftsmen in various industries as the best wood for holding shape that it is given with the lowest amount of shrinkage or warping. This characteristic combined with the extreme durability of mahogany, made it the superior wood for all uses. Its natural resistance to rot and decay is enhanced by its ability to take seals and stains.

The Swietenia macrophylla trees grew natively in the Americas, but have since been transplanted to plantations like the one on the island of Fiji. Proprietors of lumber and its larger consumers understood the threat posed to naturally occurring stocks of Genuine Mahogany and were able to work together to create some instances where the species of tree would be able to thrive outside its native region. Some lumber brokers deeply care about the sourcing of the materials they provide, as they comprehend the true devastation resulting from illegal logging – namely that of ecological destruction. Illegal logging also robs the indigenous peoples of the land of the resources they have managed for centuries or longer and can displace them from their home. Responsible brokers of mahogany lumber can allow the supply of plantation-grown to continue at a sustainable rate indefinitely, so that this precious resource is never lost.

Our Mission

Green World Lumber continues the long tradition of lumber proprietors representing 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 at the best price, but we are also stewards of this rare natural resource. By supporting plantation-grown materials, we are part of the new wave of environmentally responsible companies that will actually aid in the preservation of places like the Amazon rainforest where Swietenia macrophylla trees naturally among old-growth. Ending the destruction of old-growth would be a major tangible step in preventing the further extinction of rare Amazonian species of plants & animals.

Fijian mahogany plantation

To really affect change in the way companies source natural resources, we looked at sustainable tropical hardwood plantations, so that we could 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, with the guiding principles of environmental sustainability, we always take great pride in the products we provide because we never sacrifice quality. Mills are inspected to ensure the quality assurances that come with this kind of product. We do everything possible to ensure the highest quality of every piece of lumber that we sell.

A pure passion for genuine mahogany lumber has lead us to be able 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 constructions. Its absence from the marketplace has been marked by a surge in alternative tropical hardwoods, but no wood will equal genuine mahogany.

Green World Mahogany Decking

If you have never seen genuine mahogany decking in person then 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 are accented by the occasional swirl. Striping and layering is uniform and the lumber pieces are the same density throughout. This uniformity in texture is both pleasuring to the eyes, giving genuine mahogany its signature look, but also decisive structural factor contributing to its strength. You can see and feel the durability, but picking a piece up will demonstrate its relative lightness versus comparable materials. Mahogany unique structure provides it with a unique strength-to-weight ratio while also being inherently resistance to shrinkage and warping. This portfolio makes genuine mahogany a pleasure to work with in any scenario and feedback to that effect continues to come in from all contractors that work with the genuine mahogany decking for the first time.

Mahogany Hardwood decking

Other tropical hardwoods like Ipe do not absorb stain well or evenly due to their composition, structure, and density. This often leaves these woods exposed to the elements, relying solely on their inherent resistance to UV degradation, rot/mildew resistance, and rate of 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 mahogany a classy look that has consistently taken the notice of designers 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 will continue to help in every way we can regardless of the project’s 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 special species of tree and its surrounding ecosystem.

Consumers and businesses are now more conscious and knowledgeable about the source of their required inputs than in any previous time. A societal shift towards quality, longevity, and durability of products is underway. This means people are truly looking for products that have a relatively long useful-life expectancy, but fashion will always play a strong role in material 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 that is 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. We 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


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