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Forum topic by leonmcd posted 01-07-2009 05:34 PM 11867 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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leonmcd

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01-07-2009 05:34 PM

I see lots of mango furniture in the stores now days but I can’t seem to find mango lumber anywhere.

Found some highly figured stuff on the internet but no basic lumber.

Where can I find it and how much does it cost?

Any body have experience working with it?

thanks

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "


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Moron

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#1 posted 01-07-2009 06:00 PM

from a mango tree

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Gary

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 06:32 PM

try this site
www.cookwoods.com/Mango.htm

They have it in stock

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 07:46 PM

Machines fine, hell on hand tools since it is so fibrous. Most of it that I’ve seen is fairly figured. The fibers tend to bee like one big knot from my experience hence the crazy grain. I got mine from a woodworker who used to live and work in Hawaii. I’ve never seen it in stores.

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Doug S.

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#4 posted 01-08-2009 01:56 AM

I’ve got 6-7 pieces waiting for the right projects and most came from an eBay seller in HI that was very good to work with named nameleomoanikeala

-- Use the fence Luke

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 01-08-2009 02:19 AM

LJ Harold might have a line on Mango. He’s from Hawaii. Or Cook’s.
I found Miles’ comment the other day interesting – he has seen projects selling for less than the retail BF cost of some timbers. Perhaps deconstuction of a made object might be cheaper than the wood itself.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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