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Forum topic by Grampaof10 posted 08-31-2017 05:27 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2017 05:27 PM

Can mahogany decking be used for cutting boards, or has it been treated?


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#1 posted 08-31-2017 07:01 PM

Mahogany is pretty soft for a cutting board.

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#2 posted 08-31-2017 07:43 PM

It also has an open pore structure that makes it less suitable for cutting boards, traps too much stuff. In my opinion only maple, cherry and walnut should be used for cutting boards. Some people avoid walnut due to potential nut allergies, not sure if this is a myth or not. the USDA site specifically points to using only closed pore woods like maple but stops short of identifying a list of acceptable woods beyond that.

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#3 posted 08-31-2017 08:08 PM

If in doubt don’t use it. I use mahogany a lot and cutting boards but I also let it soak up poly to close the pores.

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#4 posted 08-31-2017 08:22 PM

I use mahogany but not decking, it’s more than likely been chemically treated and unsafe for food.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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