What Woods Pair Well With Mahogany

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Blog entry by Biscuit posted 12-07-2011 03:31 AM 970 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just purchased two antique five panel (vertical) mahogany doors with the hopes of incorporating them into a bed (one door for the headboard and one for the footboard). This is a budget project so I don’t want to use mahogany for the legs, finishing pieces, etc. Any idea on what domestic hardwoods might pair well with mahogany?

-- Biscuit (Delaware, Ohio)

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 04:04 AM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 04:24 AM

+1 on maple, I have a bed in the works with mahagony legs, and frames w/maple panels.

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 05:19 PM

Maple, definitely.

I ran into the same problem recently (matching a wood with mahogany) and ended up with a piece of bocote.. Not exactly low budget, but it looks great

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 05:24 PM

I came in here to suggest maple as well ,but it looks like I got beat to it. Here are some cabinet doors I made with some Eastern Hard Maple I got as scrap from a local stamp handle manufacturer at $2/bd.ft.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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