Mahogany South American / Andiroba

Carapa spp.


Overall Andiroba is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Sometimes pieces with interlocked grain will experience tearout during surfacing operations. Andiroba also has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters

Data sheet

Colour / Appearance Pale reddish brown, darkening with age to a medium to dark brown
Grain / Texture Andiroba has a uniform, fine to medium texture with a medium natural luster and a straight grain, though the grain is sometimes wavy or interlocked
Janka Hardness 1,220 lbf (5,430 N)
Uses Veneer, plywood, cabinetry, furniture, flooring, interior trim, and turned objects.