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Lt_scout

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02-06-2018 10:08 PM

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Hey guys,

I’ve got some reclaimed mahogany, formally used for pallets coming from somewhere tropical. The wood comes out looking amazing after its jointed and planed. I live in BC

my question is:
Do I need to do anything to this wood in order to prep it for my fireplace mantel project?

I’m wanting to build a somewhat simple- long box shape mantel that will go over a new gas fireplace surrounded by faux stone.

I doubt this wood is kiln dried? but I’m not sure… wondering if I should go buy dimensional lumber from my wood supplier. I Don’t want to waste a bunch of time making something that will go all warped after drying out over a gas fireplace.

Any thoughts on this idea.

-- When you know you can do more with less, you will require less to do more.


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 02-07-2018 04:25 AM

Perhaps buy a cheap moisture meter to see what the moisture content is. Do you have a jointer of planer to make prep easier?.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 05:39 PM

a moisture meter, yes that makes sense… I do have both a jointer and planer

-- When you know you can do more with less, you will require less to do more.

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