Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The uses of mango wood

Mango wood is a low quality timber and the bark of the tree is an important source of tannins for curing leather.

The wood has a wavy grain is hard, fairly heavy, strong and had prominent pores. It has been much used in construction, even though it is not especially durable.

Mango wood is very subject to worms, and is most readily attacked by white ants but good seasoned mango when well painted will resists the sun for a very long time, although it decays rapidly under water.

Mango wood is considered the scared wood of choice for Indian firewalkers, and for religious and symbolic reason, it is the wood of choice in many funeral pyres in India as well.

In Hawaii, people woodworkers use mango wood to make bowls. The gum and barks of the tree are used for medicine.
The uses of mango wood

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