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03-28-2017 07:12 PM

Got a really good deal on some rough 12/4 mahogany in 8-14’ lengths. Most about 2.5” thick and 5” wide. Some are 3” thick. Got about 315 board feet but sold 115bf to a friend making a table. He was thinking about making an 8ft talb but might go with a 10ft table now with the long boards he got.

Got this stuff for $1.50bf but need to use it or sell it, it’s taking up a lot of space in my garage.

So…..what should I use the remainder for? I’m going to use some to add to some walnut and cherry cutting boards but that’s about it. I was thinking a coffee table, narrow (8” wide) console entry table too.


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#1 posted 03-28-2017 07:21 PM

just sell it all to me for 1.60 bf lol

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 08:01 PM

I think you should make a road trip to my house and drop a bunch of it off. ;-)

Nice score!

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 08:40 PM

The prudent thing to do is to make a shipping label and send it to me thus

relieving you of any further burden.

Thank you!

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 08:45 PM

QUESTION: How do you expect to sell this, if you refuse to post where you are located? Without that info, you are wasting everyone’s time… Just sayin’

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 08:54 PM



QUESTION: How do you expect to sell this, if you refuse to post where you are located? Without that info, you are wasting everyone s time… Just sayin

- HorizontalMike

This wasn’t a for sale listing. Looking for ideas really. This wood is making me want to get a jointer. I’d likely list it on craigslist to sell, didn’t think there’d be many Lumberjocks in the East Bay, Northern California area. If so, send me a message.

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#6 posted 03-28-2017 09:53 PM

Solid bed frames are always nice. You’ve got enough long straight pieces to do a good number there.

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#7 posted 03-29-2017 01:56 AM

I see mahogany and I see desk with cabriole legs.

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#8 posted 03-29-2017 01:39 PM



This wasn t a for sale listing. Looking for ideas really. This wood is making me want to get a jointer. I d likely list it on craigslist to sell, didn t think there d be many Lumberjocks in the East Bay, Northern California area. If so, send me a message.
- PatrickIrish

Sorry, S.Texas here.

Ideas?... I see bookcases, Barrister’s, open, etc. Maybe a drop-leaf table with turned beaded legs…

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#9 posted 03-29-2017 03:53 PM

If it is real mahogany and is as nice as it looks in the photo, it deserves better than a “make work” project. This is special material and is becoming difficult to come by. I would suggest lots of planning before you start making just anything out of it.
Just my opinion…...

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#10 posted 03-29-2017 03:56 PM



If it is real mahogany and is as nice as it looks in the photo, it deserves better than a “make work” project. This is special material and is becoming difficult to come by. I would suggest lots of planning before you start making just anything out of it.
Just my opinion…...
- shipwright

+10

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#11 posted 03-29-2017 04:02 PM

I see a nice tressle table in there if not two. I like the bed idea as well. Crap what can you not make with all that? Im sure your going to want a big bandsaw to board it out as well as a new jointer! I always love the project that makes my buy a mew tool!

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#12 posted 03-29-2017 04:11 PM

I’ve always wanted to make a bar cart and just thought about a baby changing table. Both would test my skill but gnarly if I keep it less intricate. I need to plane a small piece of this wood to see what it looks like first.

Missed out on a $75 6” Grizzly jointer this morning, lame!

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#13 posted 03-29-2017 04:14 PM

now that is a killer deal on some beautiful wood!

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#14 posted 03-29-2017 04:17 PM

to me mahogany means a guitar. you could also do a mandolin (no clue how that would sound) or dulcimer. Or a nice set of toolboxes for your stuff, cabinets, tables. If you have a bunch of hand planes they might look nice with a matching set of mahogany handles

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#15 posted 03-29-2017 04:24 PM

I’m putting this post in the braggin’-n-showin’ off category!
WOW, that was a great deal.

I’d have the same issue though, no place to properly keep it nice.
Good luck with what you do next, show us some pics.

And yes, get a nice planer. You can get it using the cash you saved on that cheap lumber. That’s how my wife would assess it, anyway.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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