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

from a mango tree

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

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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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#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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#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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#6 posted 07-21-2018 04:55 AM

I obtained about 200 board feet of mango from a single tree in Hawaii. It has been air drying for about 5 years. Most of it is 8/4 boards 6 – 8 ft long, 5 – 8” wide. I would love to sell it as I am going in a different direction in woodworking.

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#7 posted 07-21-2018 05:10 AM

Sophie, that’s quite the long game. OP asked about Mango lumber 8 years ago, so you spent 3 years sourcing the perfect tree and another 5 years drying it out for him? ;)

Out of curiousity, where is the lumber now?

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#8 posted 07-21-2018 03:01 PM

Ha! You never know, there could still be interest…
The lumber is stacked in my garage, with mango stickers (future pen blanks?) between the boards.

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#9 posted 07-22-2018 02:14 AM

where are you located? I am interested

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#10 posted 07-22-2018 03:01 AM

South of San Francisco, CA.

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#11 posted 07-22-2018 03:38 AM

I am just south of Seattle. I little far to come look

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#12 posted 07-22-2018 07:37 PM

I’m in SF and interested. PM sent


I obtained about 200 board feet of mango from a single tree in Hawaii. It has been air drying for about 5 years. Most of it is 8/4 boards 6 – 8 ft long, 5 – 8” wide. I would love to sell it as I am going in a different direction in woodworking.

- SophieTucker


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