Home / Lounge & Occasional / Tilly Rattan Cabinet Tilly Rattan Cabinet$779.00 inc. GST Tall Mangowood Cabinet In stock Tilly Rattan Cabinet quantity Add to cart SKU: 000111 tilly 0001 Categories: Lounge & Occasional, New Arrivals Description Description Tall Mangowood Cabinet. About Mango Wood While mango tree is much better known around the world for its popular fruit, this South Asian tropical species can also be successfully cultivated for the production of wood when the fruit-bearing lifespan has finished. Mango wood does not have a large presence on the worldwide market but its heartwood is used for the manufacture of furniture, some musical instruments, flooring, plywood, turned objects and more. Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its strength and density. It is durable, will not wear out quickly and will maintain its high luster texture for many years. Mango wood has aesthetic visual characteristics similar to teak. The fascinating texture with colours ranging from dark tones to light brown, sometimes with a hint of pink. As with many other types of woods, Mango wood will slowly get darker with age. The fiber grains are packed so close one to another that the surface can receive a very high level of polish and in addition to polishing, mango wood is also friendly to waxing and staining. The colour of mango wood is most often golden brown, although there are also variations that have more yellow tint or are featuring black or pink streaks across its surface . Sapwood and an outer layer of wood are also susceptible to the growth of fungi which causes additional changes in colours, and spreading of the black patterns in the grain. Mango wood has excellent durability in water. Mango’s internal structure easily repels water damage, especially if it polished, which makes it a great choice for outdoor furniture. The origin of the domesticated Mango tree can be traced all the way back to ancient India, four thousand years ago. After spreading across the India where it was grown for its fruit and wood, the mango tree was brought to East Asia between 4th and 5th century BC and then reached the Philippines, Brazil and Africa where it has flourished ever since. Characteristics Coarse to medium texture with a good natural luster. Can be polished well. Straight or interlocked grain. Medium to long durability. Can be protected with finishes, and polished Mango wood has enhanced water resistance. Low maintenance. Mango wood is a sustainable choice, it is not listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.