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#1 posted 10-24-2012 03:58 PM

My dad ordered 1,000 BF of rough Honduras Mahogany from an importer in Mobile, AL when we were building our home in 1963. I think he paid less than $800 for it, including shipping via rail to the nearest REA station in North Florida. We planned to use it to build in furniture (desks, book shelves, etc…) in the house we were building. When the lumber arrived he nearly cried. The boards were all 18 – 36 inches wild, 5/4 thick and 16 ft long. We had to cut them in half (length) because we only had a six foot trailer. We had to rip them down to 12 inches wide because we only had a twelve inch planer. It still made some beautiful furniture.

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