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Philippine mahogany, red lauan, white lauan
The wood of trees of several genera found in the Philippines; not a true mahogany, but resembles true mahogany in grain; density ranges from very light to quite heavy; whitish-yellow to pink, brown, or dark red in color; the heavier, darker woods are generally durable and quite strong and are used like true mahogany; the lighter-weight, colored woods are used for interior carpentry, plywood, and general construction.
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