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Forum topic by mahoganyman posted 07-29-2009 08:45 PM 4502 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2009 08:45 PM


First, the good news. I have a lot of mahogany lumber shorts that I need to find new homes for. Overall, there are probably 3 pickup loads full. It is currently stored in 3×3x3 boxes. Most pieces are less than 12” long and 2” thick and widths to 7”. Nice lumber for your smaller projects. I need to move this so it is priced at $5 for a tub full. Tub is approx 14” x 23” x 48”. A lot of nice mahogany for $5.

Now, the bad news….

I am awaiting notification of my impending surgery date (surgery #6 :( ). Best case scenario is I will be confined to a chair for 4 months while I recover. I am trying to get all the loose ends tied up so no one else has to deal with it so a quick pickup is important.

Also available are the remaining solid mahogany bar/workbench tops. They range in length from 4 to 12 feet,widths average 17” x 2” thick. These are all priced at $25 each. First come, first served. None held. About 20 remain.

I am located in Ida, MI 48140, approx 15 miles south of Cabellas off of US23. I can be reached at 734-755-5689 or via email at

Note: Because of time constraints this is for local pickup only.



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#1 posted 08-02-2009 03:10 AM


I just got home with my haul of Mahogany. Now all I’ve got to do is find some room in the shop. Thanks a lot for such a great deal!

I hope everything goes very well with your upcoming surgery.


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#2 posted 08-03-2009 01:12 AM

Hi Brad,

Glad you made the trip home safely. It was nice visiting with you and I want to wish you good luck on any projects you undertake with your stash of mahogany. They will all be special because you now know the history of the wood that you are working with. Thanks again and I appreciate your kind words for my upcoming surgery. I should know a date this week. Maybe #6 will be the charm….. after all, they do call it the “practice” of medicine. :)


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#3 posted 08-03-2009 02:14 AM

Well, I live in GR Michigan, and I don’t know if I could justify the trip right now. Boy, what great opportunity though! Do you have any 12/4 per chance?


-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 04:42 AM

Most of the larger pieces are glue-ups and a few range up to 32/4. Yup, 8”x8” x up to 60” long…a massive piece of mahogany. .I don’t want seem pushy but if you have any desire to stock up on mahogany shorts at a ridiculous price, now is certainly the time to do it. Anyone you could share gas expenses with ? We probably could FILL an average size pickup with mahogany for $150. Possibly even less. About 3 of these tote boxes would stuff a large cars trunk. Naturally I’m just guessing here but the $5 tote box is LARGE and I need these pieces gone pronto, hence the LARGE box for the small price. As sinful as it may be, it is even being sold as “firewood”.....; again, it just must go before I am unable to take care of it.

Also, I’m down to about 12 solid mahogany tops (at $25 ea) after the weekend sale.(Approx 17” x 48” x 2”) Additionally, I Still have two 8’+ x 17” x 2” tops left. These are $50ea or $75 for the pair. These (as are the others) solid FJ laminated mahogany tops, (not veneer). They are HEAVY and FLAT.

I should know by later this week a date for the next episode of “The Practice of Medicine”. :)



Note: This material is all that remains of 3 pole barns that I had full of mahogany. I can honestly say that I have not had one unhappy customer in the last two years. The only complaint I have constantly heard was that they wished they had left the wife at home so they could fill her seat space with more mahogany….... :)

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#5 posted 08-05-2009 05:28 AM

You do know that those tops would make great guitar blanks.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 05:42 AM

Hi Keith,

I had excellent luck selling the really old mahogany (planks up to 22” wide) and most of it did in fact go to guitar builders however my experience is that most want to do their own glue ups. I’m sure there is a reason such as a glue preference, etc….

Still no news on the surgery date.

Thanks for the reply.


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#7 posted 06-07-2010 04:30 AM

i don’t really know how to work this site, but i saw a post about mahogany shorts and don’t know if these are still available or not. if so, i am interested. thanks, bob

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#8 posted 06-07-2010 05:00 AM


I hope your surgery was successful and you have recovered enough to be back in your wood shop.

-- Jack of all trades, trying to master a few....

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 08:40 PM


Thanks for the kind words. Surgery was successful for the most part and I’m up and getting around OK. All of the mahogany, both shorts and planks has been sold. Many thanks to all who have bought some of this wood from me. Your patronage is appreciated.


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