Honduran Mahagony

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Honduran Mahagony

Postby BWest » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:54 pm

I have a potential wood source, but he can't tell me the level of moisture of the mahagony. He can only tell me that it has been air dried for 15 years. I'm worried it will be too dry. Can anyone give me some advice regarding this? He also wants $10 pbf.

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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby billy c » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:08 am

Get your eyes on it. Are the ends sealed? Piles stacked neatly and stickered? Rough or already surfaced? Seems that lumber can be had for less than 10$ that would be suitable.
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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby JimmY » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:04 am

Genuine Mahogany goes for $14 to $15 a BDFT in my parts, so this would be a good deal if it is good stuff. Can you buy/borrow a moisture meter to check it out? Can air dried wood be "too dry"?
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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby Soloboat » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:23 am

the moisture level will fluctuate in all woods it all depends on the current exposure
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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 am

I don't think in Everett WA, it could ever get too dry.

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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby billy c » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:42 am

Just for comparison purposes price wise to Genuine(honduran). African Sipo Sapele Spanish Cedar all good for your build from a reputable hardwood source
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Re: Honduran Mahagony

Postby BWest » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:39 pm

JimmY wrote:Genuine Mahogany goes for $14 to $15 a BDFT in my parts, so this would be a good deal if it is good stuff. Can you buy/borrow a moisture meter to check it out? Can air dried wood be "too dry"?


This is what I will most likely do. He would be selling me the wood between 4/4 and 8/4 rough stock. I will need to make boards out of it myself, most likely why it's a little cheaper I dunno.

Bill Edmundson wrote:I don't think in Everett WA, it could ever get too dry.

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Haha, I'm betting you're right. It's probably not too dry. I will have to go take a look at it and see for myself. Probably buy a moisture meter, since they aren't that expensive.


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