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Forum topic by RandyinFlorida posted 05-15-2014 04:48 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2014 04:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany wood cost per board foot cost per bf

Simple question… Is $3.99/BF for Mahogany a fair price? Here in NW Florida I have a VERY limited availability of wood veriety except for what the Big Box Stores have. But I have found a lumber yard that has a limited supply of hardwoods. I don’t know specifics about this piece. Just that they say it’s Mahogany and it looks like it.

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 04:55 PM

Here’s some online price lists for woods in NH. It’s where i get a lot of my stuff and is pretty much the best around these parts. I live close by but in Maine. I think some of these woods are much less in some parts of the country.

Standard woods

Exotics lik Mahogany

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 08:46 PM

In Central Alabama it would be a phenomenal price.

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 08:50 PM

I’ve paid more than that for bad walnut.

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 10:46 PM

That seems like a pretty good deal to me, for decent stuff I can expect to pay about 50% more than that.

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 10:49 PM

One question is “what kind of Mahogany?” There are lots of woods passed off as either true Mahogany or used as substitutes. $3.99 might be a decent price for some and an excellent price for others.

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#6 posted 05-15-2014 11:05 PM

At four dukkets a board foot, you are not getting true Honduran Mahogany. You might be getting African Mahogany. Still a very nice price. You might want to check moisture content. Incidentally, I’m in FL too Randy. You could fairly pay 8.99 per B/F or more for that wood. (Assuming it is a bona fide Mahogany substitute like African Mahogany or Sapele)

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#7 posted 05-15-2014 11:10 PM

$4 a board foot definitely ain’t bad.

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