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Forum topic by M71 posted 01-27-2015 02:54 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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M71

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01-27-2015 02:54 PM

Hi all,

We have a client who has requested we produce French doors in solid genuine mahogany finished thickness to be 2 1/2”

That’s thicker than we have ever made doors before and I’m concerned about the stability of such thick wood.

Much appreciate any comments.

-- AusEco


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Mark Kornell

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 04:43 AM

I would be concerned, too. It would be better to go with a stave core construction, even if the core was made from mahogany.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 04:48 AM

That’s only 3/4” thicker than standard. I would glue up pieces of mahogany, rather than use a slab. That way any warpage will be limited.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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M71

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 01:56 AM

Thanks fellas – will be going with gluing up 2 pieces of mahogany to get the thickness.

Appreciate your input.

-- AusEco

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