Mahogany wood is a richly coloured lumber that is among the more valuable wood species in the world. It is known for its unique pink colouring, which develops into a deep reddish-brown as the wood ages. Unlike alternative wood products, such as oak or pine, mahogany features very few knots or voids. This gives the wood a smooth, even grain pattern, which makes it ideal for fine furnishings and wood craft. It is incredibly strong and durable, allowing craftsmen to create long-lasting products. Compared to other materials, mahogany is easy to sand, cut cleanly, or turn on a wood lathe.