Our plinths are crafted by a finish carpenter with over 30 years experience working with wood. They are truly heirloom quality. It may be “easy” to make a rectangle in wood, but it’s exceptionally difficult to make one to this standard in an exotic wood such as santos mahogany.
From The Wood Database
“Despite its name, Santos Mahogany is not really related to true Mahogany (Swietenia genus), nor is it even in the Meliaceae family, as is the case with African Mahogany (Khaya genus) and Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata). Santos Mahogany can have a Mahogany-like appearance, though it is typically much denser, harder, and stronger than true Mahogany—and also much more difficult to work.
Santos Mahogany trees, sometimes called Balsamo, are used in the production of the substance called Balsam of Peru, used as a fragrance in perfumes.”