FAQ

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Green World Mahogany can be surface treated as any other hardwoods. We recommend wood oil.

Green World Mahogany will develop a silvery grey patina when exposed to sunlight and moisture.

Green World Mahogany wood does not require maintenance besides normal cleaning.

One of the sought after characteristics of Genuine Mahogany, especially for Marine applications, was its stability. It naturally has very low tangential and radial shrinkage. All Green World Mahogany™ decking is kiln-dried to approximately 12 % moisture content prior to machining. It has exceptional stability compared to many other decking timbers.

In ground graveyard tests of  Swietenia Macrophllya heartwood carried out by the New Zealand Forest Research Institute, results indicated an average life of 10.2 years. This indicates an above ground durability of high end class II (25+ years). To ensure durability for any sapwood which may be present all fibre is MCA treated.

 

Green World Mahogany is uniform in colour.

Once Green World Mahogany has gone silver you can stain the product a lighter colour.

 

Very resistant to rot and insects

The Mahogany Offered through Green World Lumber is true Genuine Mahogany – Swietenia macrophylla. Not to be confused with cheaper imitations, such as Philippine Mahogany, African Mahogany and Royal Mahogany. Swietenia macrophylla is what most consider to be the real and true species when referring to “Mahogany.”

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Plantation grown means our product was planted as a crop for the purpose it is serving, to be a building product. End users and dealers who sell other exotic species are unknowingly and/or willingly supporting widespread harvesting of Natural/Virgin Rain forests all over the world. Our mahogany was planted after World War II for the exact purpose of this current enterprise. Also, it’s sustainable due to strict regulation by the Fijian Government.

Green World Mahogany™ decking is a true plantation timber sourced from mature plantations in Fiji. Extensive areas of poorly cropped land were planted with Mahogany seedlings after World War II. All the resource is planted on tribally -owned land, which ensures income from log harvesting is retained by indigenous Fijians.

Harvesting of logs is carried out in a strictly controlled manner under a National Forest Policy by the Fijian government. All Mahogany shipments are subject to specific export licenses and certificates of origin. Sustainable Mahogany decking utilises a responsibly managed plantation timber resource of truly sustainable Mahogany hardwood in a world of dwindling hardwood resources.

Green World Mahogany is Kiln dried down to approximately 12% moisture. Most other hardwood decking products are Air Dried or Green, making them susceptible to potential end checking.

When we cut the logs and they go down the green chain we can see what makes grade and what doesn’t. We sort those two items and then we sort for any SAP in the board. If we find SAP we pull that to the side, when we accumulate enough volume we make a Treatment Charge of the MCA which only can be absorbed by the SAP wood, the heartwood cannot accept the chemicals.

Now because we cut the Mahogany thicker than the final sizing sometimes the SAP on the board actually gets removed when the blank turns into a decking board via the molder. After running thru the molder we then re-introduce the treated SAP Decking boards back into the grading process so they can be evenly mixed in the units.