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10-30-2011 05:25 PM
I have never worked with mahogany. I tend to try to sell wood species that best fit my customer’s personality. I have a customer I believe would like the finished look of mahogany with just a clear coat, no stain. However I am not confident that even I know what mahogany will look like finished out natural. Are there great variances in color tones with a mahogany. Like with walnut, which we use a lot, can vary from deep purple undertones to red undertones to strong brown color mixed with lighter sap.
The customer likes the reddish tones but Cherry wood finishes out to light in color for their taste. I am thinking mahogany might have a slightly darker and more consistent color tone throughout. Just what they are after.
This is a medium sized job. I have indicated to the customer I am very busy, my schedule has suddenly become packed. As I have played hard to get, the customer has become more and more interested in us doing the work. I have insisted with our heavy schedule that I would only be willing to do a natural finish, and any stain application finish would require another finish contractor to be hired.
Any sample work anyone has done or can point me to that I can see for myself, nothing that I intend on taking any credit for though. We do enough beautiful work on our own and no need in steeling credit from others. Just in case that is a concern :)