August 2016 Mahoe (Hibiscus elatus) available

Sustainably Grown and Harvested Mahoe Hardwood.

mahoe stack and tree
We are currently harvesting for next years stock. First come first served on these Mahoe slabs below. Scroll down.

ABC August Mahoe
NB: All images show both sides of a slab: Example: A1 and A2 are both sides of one slab.

August  2016 Mahoe Measurements in inches
Name L W T Board Feet Price@20pbft Notes
A 54 8 1 3 60 SOLD  
B 54 8 1 3 60 SOLD
C 54 8 1 3 60 SOLD
D 54 5 1 1.87 37.40 SOLD
E 45 7 0.75 1.64 32.80  SOLD  
F 45 9 1 2.81 56.20  SOLD
G 58.5 7 1.75 4.97 99.40 SOLD
H 61 6 1.75 4.44 88.80  SOLD  
I 69.5 8 0.75 2.5 150.20 SOLD  
J 60 14 1.5 8.75 175.00 SOLD  
K 36.5 12 1.25 3.80 76.00 SOLD
L 60 10 0.75 3.12 62.40 SOLD
M 36.5 8 0.75 1.52 30.40  NOT AVAILABLE
N 49 9 0.5 1.53 30.60  SOLD
Q 46 4.75 3 4.55 91.00 quartersawn  SOLD

All dimensions are in inches and all slabs are slightly larger than stated. All pieces have been planed on both sides unless stated.
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Q August Mahoe

Mahoe is the timber tree currently being harvested from 26 – 30yr old plantations at Las Casas de la Selva.  Mahoe or Hibiscus elatus, (also known as “Blue Mahoe” for the characteristic coloration of its wood after milling), is a tree native to Jamaica and Cuba. A volunteer species, characteristic of open disturbed habitats and also found, due to its shade tolerance, as an understory tree in secondary forests, mahoe grows to 25 m tall and upwards of 100 cm DBH (KIMBER, 1970).  It was recognized as a potentially important species for plantation and forest enrichment after a survey by Jamaican foresters (LONG, 1963 cited in KIMBER, 1970). It is an excellent wood with a rich variety of colors and attractive grain, but surprisingly, very little mahoe is currently being produced anywhere else. The first plantings in Puerto Rico were in the 1940s and it has been also been introduced to other Caribbean islands and Hawaii for evaluation. It has become naturalized in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, southern Florida and the West Indies (CHUDNOFF, 1982 cited in WEAVER, FRANCIS, n.d.)


Mahoe lumber (wood from the mill that requires no further processing) is $20.00 per board foot. Mahoe turning and carving blanks are $26.00 per board foot. Wood for sale may include some sapwood, and all ends are anchor-sealed. Mahoe can vary greatly in color from tree to tree, the blue tone does not tend to endure for many years. The wood transforms over time to shades of browns, purples, greys, and bluey-greens.

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