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10-31-2012 05:41 PM

I have a local cabinet shop that agreed to let me get scrap wood from their wood pile. After a year of plywood I noticed a different type of wood in the pile recently. I have no idea what kind of is and it has me curious. Is it Mahogany?

Thank you,

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 05:52 PM

Looks like mahogany to me.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 05:53 PM

+1 for mahogany. Maybe Phillipine Mahogany, but mahogany.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 06:40 PM

Sapelle . . . which is a type of African mahogany

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 07:11 PM

i agree with Charles

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 07:22 PM

No doubt, it’s mahogany.

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 07:58 PM

The light makes it look like sapele, but I’d bet it’s mahogany.

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 08:21 PM

AT first look, I thought it was luan plywood, but a second look tells me it’s mahogany. Whatever it is, I think you scored on some nice stuff.

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 08:41 PM

Mohogany. The only thing I don’t like about mohogany is it’s hard to get a different look from it. Most hardwoods I can stain to several different looks, but mohogany basically always looks like that.

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 08:48 PM


Willie – why would you want to force mahogany to look like anything else? why not just use something else if you need a different look?!?

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 09:01 PM

defiently African Mahogany….

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 09:07 PM

A vote for African Mahogany…looks just like some turning wood I got from a “scrap pile”.

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 12:11 AM

sapele again

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#13 posted 11-01-2012 01:44 AM

Wait… isn’t it purple heartwood…???

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 02:47 AM

spanish cedar to me

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#15 posted 11-18-2012 03:56 AM

I say Sapele. We’ve got 850 feet of it unloaded off the truck yesterday for a commercial job. Why Sapele…looks like Mahogany and about 1/3 the price.

Every cabinet shop I know is using Sapele instead of Mahogany because of the price factor.

Our commercial client jumped all over the price difference to get the Mahogany look in his office building.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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