|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 685 days ago||774 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
685 days ago
A couple years back, a good friend of mine who moonlights painting houses asked me if I wanted a pile of “mahogeny” for free, as the family who’s house he was painting had built a deck the previous year and had a pile of ~4’ cutoffs left over.
Well, I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I knew the right answer to that question…... YES!
What I received was ~50 sticks of 4/4×4 x ~44” (someone didn’t plan this job very well).
The lumber is dense and straight grained, with a milk chocolate base color and gray weathered surface. All four edges have a ~1/8 radius on them. No wainy edges or other “defects” at all and though it’s been piled up on a trailer under cover in my back yard for several years now, every single stick is straight as an arrow.
Do you guys think I am correct in assumiing that this is most likely Ipe?
I’m hunting and gathering materials to make TNYWS blanket chest and considered using this, but after reading up on Ipe, I think it would be better suited for Adarondack chairs. Would you guys agree with that decision?
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!