White mahogany is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications.
The sapwood is usually creamy brown, clearly lighter in colour than the heartwood and generally less than 20mm wide. A mostly uniform and medium textured wood, white mahogany can sometimes have an interlocked grain. It can also feature distinctive markings caused by moth grub holes and occasional gum veining. It has a slightly greasy feel, although not as greasy as the similarly coloured tallowwood or spotted gum.