Mango Wood Origins
Mango tree is a evergreen tree that belong to the genus Mangifera, family of Anacardiaceae. Mangoes are native to South Asia, from where the “common mango” or “Indian mango”, Mango tree has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics. The earliest known reference to the cultivation of mangoes can be traced to India up to 2000BCE. Mango was brought to East Asia around 400–500 BCE; was available by the 14th century on the Swahili Coast and was brought in the 15th century. Mango trees can grow to 35 meters tall, with a trunk diameter up to 1.2 meters and a crown radius of 10 meters. Plantation mango trees don’t grow too big, It is extremely rare to find a wild mango tree that is suitable for a single wood slab dining table size.
Mango Wood Durability
Mango wood is a moderate hard wood with dense grains and good water repellent properties. The wood is strong, durable and versatile. The fibre grains are packed closely one to another. Mango wood is comparable to cherry or ash wood. Wood Grain of the wood can be straight or interlocked.
Colour and Texture of Mango Wood
The heartwood of Mango is usually golden brown with streaks of other colour like browns, pinks, black and greens due to the special fungus that occurs in the wood that does not affect the integrity of the wood. The sapwood is also susceptible to the growth of fungi and spalting, which causes additional changes in colours, and spreading of the black patterns in the grain. This fascinating wood tone of mango gives this wood a special kind of appeal. Mango wood is commonly used for furniture, ukuleles, turned objects and flooring. Mango wood is an excellent alternative to more expensive hardwoods like teak and oak given its unique grains and texture, vivid colouring, and lower price.
Affordable Mango Wood Furniture in Singapore
SG Home Furniture provide affordable Mango wood furniture in Singapore at direct factory prices. We only use kiln-dried Mango wood material for our furniture production. Our popular Mango wood furniture in Singapore includes Mango wood dining table and bench.