Can Mahogany Be Safely Burnt In Fireplace?

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Forum topic by ShaneA posted 06-11-2012 01:38 AM 11529 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2012 01:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany african mohagany burning wood

I have been using african mahogany on my most recent project. Starting to accumulate lots of little pieces. Usually I give all most too small to use off cuts to my mom, to burn in her woodburning fireplace. However, I have always given her domestics. Just pitched other more exotic offcuts. Since there will be quite a bit, I would hate to see it go to waste. So, does anyone know if it is ok to burn mahagony without any fumes or other crazy circumstances that would make it a bad idea. Thanks as always.

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 04:25 PM

Shane I don’t know the answer to this but I’m following along. I’m interested to see what response you get.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 05:01 PM

Yes, Khaya is safe to burn. She may be allergic to the dust
but if the pieces are clean I would not expect problems.

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 05:26 PM

May be a tough one to answer. I guess if there is doubt I may just pitch it. Especially the real small stuff.

Edit: thanks loren, I had typed that up and forget to post it, the posted before I saw your response.

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 07:15 PM

The biggest factor is that you have a good updraft in the fireplace to keep smoke from coming back into the room. If you have that, you can burn most anything except toxic woods and things.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 08:13 PM

I burned a bunch of Mahogany in my wood stove not knowing it was Mahogany. I am still kicking myself for that. I am still alive and well, my kids are fine so I would say its safe to burn.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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