Mango wood, simply put, is wood that comes from the mango tree. Mango wood is coarse in texture and its colour varies from light or golden brown to dark brown and may even be pinkish at its core. Mango wood is a hardwood and is easily kiln-dried, so it’s often treated with chemicals before it’s made into furniture or accessories.
In India, mango wood is used for a diverse range of items from window frames and plywood sheets to charcoal. It is also related to the cashew. Its wood is even fashioned into crates for shipping tins of cashews. Since the wood is often treated with chemicals, accessories such as bowls or platters should only be used for their decorative qualities.