Just like mahagony, Bossé woods belong to the group of Meliaceae. Therefore, Bossé resembles mahagony wood in appearance and qualities.


Botanical name: Guarea cedrata
Overall character: Depending on type and origin, the color can be a different shade of a reddish brown. This darkening wood has a slightly porous surface.
Color and structure: The pores are widely scattered and fine to medium-sized in Bossé claire timber, while they’re medium to large and less frequent in Bossé fonce. The vascular rays are merely fine reflections, and do not influence the overall appearance.
Characteristics/features: Bossé claire, in particular Guarea cedrata show signs of microscopically fine flint storage, which can require more strength during the processing of dry wood. Because of the reactivity of the grinding dust, it is important to ensure good suction.
Areas of use: All Bossé woods substantially resemble different kinds of mahagony and can therefore be used similarly; as solid wood, it can be used for small pieces of furniture, ship furniture, seating, vehicle equipment, pleasure crafts and their decks.