If interlocked or wild grain is present, tearout is common when machining. Reaction wood may also be present, which can shift as it is being sawed, potentially causing binding on the blade. Has a high silica content and will readily dull cutting edges. Glues and finishes well.
|With a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster.
|Grain can be straight or interlocked.
|Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Mango has been reported to cause skin irritation.
|Because of the spalting that is commonly present, the wood can be a kaleidoscope of colors. Under normal circumstances, heartwood is a golden brown, while other colors such as yellow and streaks of pink and/or black can also occur. Paler sapwood is not always clearly defined. Curly or mottled grain patterns are also common.