mahogany types - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 02-13-2008, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
Super Member
 
Dvoigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 781
View Dvoigt's Photo Album My Photos
mahogany types

what is the difference between honduras and african mahogany? If i was to use them both on the same project would it be noticeable?

thanks
Dvoigt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 05-04-2008, 10:51 PM
fatboy
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
View phil.dal@bigpond.com's Photo Album My Photos
woodducks

color and grain are the same. a.mahogany has checking ( cross grain cracks) but can be filled.
it would not be noticable to the average woodduck
phil.dal@bigpond.com is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 05-05-2008, 09:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: detroit,mi.
Posts: 347
View JON BELL's Photo Album My Photos
JON BELL is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 05-13-2008, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
Super Member
 
Dvoigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 781
View Dvoigt's Photo Album My Photos
I'm seeing a pretty big difference between the 2....

The top is the Honduras and the bottom is African with some tung oil to show the grain. The African has a more obvious grain. I don't see how I could interchange them on the same project....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0513082049a.jpg
Views:	1531
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	3453  

Dvoigt is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 05-13-2008, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Super Member
 
Dvoigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 781
View Dvoigt's Photo Album My Photos
Here is a close up of each one...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0513082048.jpg
Views:	261
Size:	81.5 KB
ID:	3454  

Click image for larger version

Name:	0513082048a.jpg
Views:	785
Size:	52.4 KB
ID:	3455  

Dvoigt is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 12:53 PM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,536
View frankp's Photo Album My Photos
DVoigt, looks like you have Okoume for the African stuff, which is called mahogany, but really isn't a mahogany. The honduran looks like what I'd expect from most mahogany woods.
frankp is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 01:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 126
View Cdat's Photo Album My Photos
These are the two types I work with:
Santos

Royal


If it is considered real or not I know not but it is what I've always worked with.
Cdat is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Super Member
 
Dvoigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 781
View Dvoigt's Photo Album My Photos
Well this is a link to what I bought... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130195820079

I also bought some from some one locally and it looks similar to the stuff I got in this auction...

Also, when I look at the picture in Rockler of "Mahogany" http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=826 it looks like the African type to me...

Now I'm just really confused.

Last edited by Dvoigt; 05-14-2008 at 01:47 PM.
Dvoigt is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 02:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 126
View Cdat's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dvoigt View Post
Well this is a link to what I bought...
Now I'm just really confused.
Looks like royal to me.
Cdat is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
Super Member
 
Dvoigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fraser, MI
Posts: 781
View Dvoigt's Photo Album My Photos
Ok so this also looks like my African Mahogany, and is labeled as such: http://www.woodworkerssource.net/Mer...hogany_African

And this look like the Honduras Mahogany and is labeled as such:
http://www.woodworkerssource.net/Mer..._Code=Mahogany

So i guess the moral of the story is you can't mix Mahogany from different parts of the world
Dvoigt is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 05-14-2008, 03:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 126
View Cdat's Photo Album My Photos
Very true. I have done my floor of my bedroom in Santos and the trim in Royal because a person in my local area ordered a little of both to do his floor in. When it arrived he was shocked to see the massive differences in the types so, being the good samaritian I am, I offered to purchase said wood from him for 2 bucks a sq ft. He jumped at the chance to rid himself of his screw up. So, all I had to do was rip off the groove side and remove the tongue and router the royal and make it into trim.
Cdat is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 11-13-2013, 02:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: texas
Posts: 155
View punkin611's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dvoigt View Post
I'm seeing a pretty big difference between the 2....

The top is the Honduras and the bottom is African with some tung oil to show the grain. The African has a more obvious grain. I don't see how I could interchange them on the same project....
The bottom board looks like luan or Spanish Cedar.
punkin611 is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 11-14-2013, 09:29 AM
bzguy
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Caye Caulker, Belize
Posts: 582
View bzguy's Photo Album My Photos
Here's another good link for wood identification, many pictures.
It has 10 types of Mahogany.
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
bzguy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
types of plywood and mdf Bruce B General Woodworking Discussion 5 10-06-2008 09:33 AM
Different types of wood? Tdragon General Woodworking Discussion 1 07-06-2008 11:49 AM
tips for specific wood types gojo General Woodworking Discussion 1 05-12-2008 11:38 PM
recommended wood types for painting kla351 General Woodworking Discussion 5 05-04-2008 12:24 PM
Mahogany Bar cabinetman Project Showcase 21 10-04-2007 12:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome