5 Facts About Mango Wood
Everything's better with mango...and that's why we're excited to announce the latest addition to the Hut. Drum roll, please.
*NEW* Mango Wood Watches!
In celebration of our new collection, we'd like to share some cool facts about mango wood. Get your fruit groove on and read more!
1. Mango Wood is Harvested from the Mango Tree
Was I the only one surprised by this? Mango trees, famous for producing globs of juicy perfection, usually lose their fruit bearing capacity after about 15 to 20 years, after which the wood is harvested. Mango trees produce a lot of wood. In just 20 years, they can reach 130 feet in the air and a trunk size of over 12 feet!
The mango tree itself was domesticated in India over 4,000 years ago (its scientific name, Mangifera indica, pays homage to its Indian roots). In contemporary Buddhist culture, the tree symbolizes happiness and good fortune.
Magnifera indica produces a gorgeous flower before it sprouts mangoes.
2. Mango Wood Might Be More Sustainable Than Bamboo
Mango wood may be a newcomer to the commercial manufacturing industry, but it's quickly growing in popularity among retailers and consumers alike. That's because of its highly sustainable nature. The mango tree, like bamboo, grows rapidly and in abundance. It's a versatile plant that can withstand all variations in tropical climate, living in regions as diverse as the Caribbean, Southern Europe, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. Also, because of the growing consumer demand for mangoes, there is heavy demand for mango trees. Mango wood is quite the fruitful byproduct.
3. Mango Wood has a Unique Texture
Mango wood's texture is certainly unique. Though a densely grained hardwood, it's also relatively soft. This unique texture makes mango wood malleable enough to construct all sorts of furniture. Plus, special tools are not needed to work with it, thus reducing production costs and making it a more affordable material. Its wood grain is truly one-of-a-kind!
Mango wood and contemporary home decor are a perfect match.
4. The Range of Colors and Tones is Incredible
All wood is naturally beautiful, no doubt (#WoodPride)...but mango wood is particularly vibrant in color and grain quality. Though naturally light brown, it boasts ribbons of gold and pink, and fine lines of black. The mango wood on this Tree Hut watch, for example, harbors splotches of gold:
5. Mango Wood Floats!
Actually, all wood floats. Wood floats because it's less dense than the water it floats on. There is more air in wood, as it gets trapped in-between the fibers, which makes it extremely buoyant. Just think about Archimedes Principle: the upward buoyant force exerted on something immersed in liquid is equal to the weight of the liquid that it displaces.
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What are you waiting for? Get your Mango Wood Watch today! Mango wood is the natural material of the future, and we've been inspired to handcraft its beauty into our watches. A mango wood watch is a perfect statement piece that just begs for a story to be told.
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