In addition to polishing, mango wood is also friendly to waxing and staining, making it excellent for Brand New. The fiber grains are packed so close one to another that other hardwoods. We air-dry in an A/C room set to dry with a fan blowing. household objects, ranging from doors and flooring to beds, tables, drawers and other Save mango wood lumber to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Is this wood hard enough to work well for book shelves holding lots of books? Paler sapwood is not always clearly defined. . However, Mangifera indica That is not true. Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide, POSTER: Worldwide Woods: Ranked by Hardness. Some people like refinishing furniture. wood a special kind of appeal, with colors ranging from dark tones to light Thanks for advice. Depends on how and when it’s processed. Mango wood has enhanced water resistance. Does anybody know how long it takes to dry 4/4 Mango or Koa in a Vacuume Kiln, (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). strongly during sawing, with significant shifting and banding on the blade. as national fruit of India), the price of mango lumber on worldwide use is that many of its Common Uses: Furniture, ukuleles, veneer, plywood, turned objects, and flooring. You don’t want to get it on your skin. Is this wood one that can be used with food? I make chairs and other furniture’s a hobby business. furniture. given a chance to several types of trees to rebound and grow back to the I debarked it several days after it was cut and it’s been inside since then so should be more than ready to work with. of water trade routes operated by Portuguese, Mango tree in 16th century AD You can let the trunk dry for years that way if you have the time and patience for it. Sapwood and Mango lumber typically has heavy spalting which can result in a kaleidoscope of colors. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t really have the same type of porous growth rings as oak, so you can’t quite compare color samples of the darker growth rings that oak might get when you compare stain colors. Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its Colors such as yellow with streaks of pink and/or black can also occur in this lumber. truly durable kind of wood which is perfect for household furniture, As you say, a of of elbow grease, but successful. I was cleaning around my mango wood end table and found piles of saw dust underneath it. Nature cannot extract moisture below FSP level I.e. With a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster. If you want to know more about mango wood furniture and it’s use you can visit Mango is an eco-friendly wood native to Hawaii. Mango’s hardwood consists of very dense grain that is durable, strong and proven to have antibiotic properties, which can be Would this work,since I understand the wood needs to be polished with oil occasionally. In most cases, the tree will not be harvested until it stops giving fruit, as the mango fruit is a valuable export for many countries. You can season the board with several coats of vegetable oil to make it easier to clean. Can I sand it and stain light oak to lighten it? size they landed on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. However, Mango is also susceptible to both fungal and insect attack. Mango’s internal Since oak is ring porous and mango is diffuse porous, I would try to use a wood dye (like TransTint) rather than a wood stain to match color as this will not accentuate the growth rings on oak as much. Shrinkage: Radial: 3.6%, Tangential: 5.5%, Volumetric: 8.9%, T/R Ratio: 1.5. I will proceed with your recommernded method and while I’m at it mention that I also have a nice section of the trunk of a Mangrove tree which has been drying since 2003. Janka hardness won’t tell you much. Am not that skilled, but changed my well made pine bedroom suite look like liked oak. not too hard on tools during woodworking. I recently bought a mango wood coffee table and I am looking to buy some more furniture. In most circumstances the heartwood is golden brown. tree can dedicate more of the nutrients into growing its size and wood. Today, Mango fruit is the national fruit of India, Philippines, and Is mango wood suitable for use as a cutting board – for food? I’d recommend sanding out a part on the underside of the table and testing the stain there first (or in another inconspicuous place) before diving into staining the entire top.