End cut strength
I'd like to make a panel of end cut 3"x 3"x 1/4" octagons. It will be reinforced on the bottom but will not have a full back panel. IOW, the little squares will be open.
I know that all end cuts are weak, but is there any wood that is particularly stronger for this?
I'm thinking about using a mahogany. I will need @ 15 board feet for the entire project, but will need at least 18" of 4"x4".
I'd rather not spend $$ on a foreign exotic.
Thanks for any suggestions, questions I should consider, sources I should explore, etc.