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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 09-11-2013 06:25 PM 671 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowtruck75

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09-11-2013 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany

Recently I had an art show and displayed my sinker mahognay Maloof rocker, after the show I had a client email me asking about a cheaper alternative to the genuine mahogany. Will african mahogany darken with age and be similiar to the genuine mahogany?

I built a Maloof rocker in the past from african mahogany so I am familiar with how it mills but I sold it right away and never got a chance to see it age.

The finish I use it a traditional Maloof finish of tung oil, BLO, & poly.


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#1 posted 09-11-2013 10:16 PM

African Mahogany will also darken with age, like Honduran Mahogany? I think that is what you are calling genuine mahogany?

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 06:45 PM

I agree with joey
African is cheaper and easier to find good stock

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