Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

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Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Post by PeterG » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:13 pm

6 ft lengths would work for appearance like decks or topsides if resawn to thinner pieces like 1/4" or so and laminated to plywood sides or subdecks. It could be used for frame pieces if resawn to 4/4" but cost wise there are better values in African mahogany or Philippine meranti for structural pieces. That said, use what you please, that's the beauty of building your own boat.
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Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Post by ToddM » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:16 pm

It's $600 for 100 bd. ft. of 8/4 #2 and common, which is a buck more per bd. ft. than I can get African. Not only would I have to resaw if I wanted to use it for frames, but I would probably get quite a bit of waste, especially if the longest board is 6' long.

The #1 and select is $1400 for 100 bd. ft. of 8/4, which is probably a good price for Honduran. ... an-genuine

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Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Post by JaTro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:42 am

You all forget about splendid american wood known as Black Locust or Robinia Pseudoacacia.
French boatbuilders really love it, rot resistent, local and available without damaging rain forrests.

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Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 am

You could come to my house and cut down the three black locust trees in my front yard. I hate those trees. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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