Being as it’s Labor Day Weekend, and I’m out of QSWO, and my lumber yard isn’t open until Tuesday, I turned from my other projects and worked with what I had, a butt-load of mahogany. My buddy was over talking boat stuff, so I asked him to give me a hand with the behemoth boards. We laid out both 3/4” x 18” x 10’ boards on the sawhorses and looked at the magnificent, flowing grain patterns. We picked out the nicest 4’ section and he helped me rough cut it out for the sofa table top.
Now, I at least have two manageable sections from either side on that one board, as the top was out of the middle of the board. It hurt to do this from an economic standpoint, but the value of the finished table improves immensely with proper grain selection.
This is the first time I’ve ever worked with mahogany, much less really dry, old growth Honduran mahogany. I’m going to relish every step. My buddy asked what it will look like finished, so I rubbed some water on the corner and he was blown away.
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails