Woodworking Talk banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
7,222 Posts
Philippine mahogany is "real" mahogany, just one of many sub-species. Typically less expensive.

Take a look at Phind's excellent site for details of the various mahogany sub-species.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/#letterM

Sapele is in the mahogany family. Sometimes this can be easier to find depending on your location and local lumber mills.

You should be able to make a footboard with a single rail work.

If the rail is 4.5in deep, this is a good depth for a mortise and tenon joint. I would think a good fitting mortise and tenon when glued would be more than strong enough.

If you were really concerned you could use a bolt and barrel nut attachment, like this hardware from Lee Valley.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Hardware/page.aspx?p=40445&cat=3,40842,41269&ap=1

I often laminate boards/pieces together to give me thicker or wider stock to work with.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
7,222 Posts
Where are you located?

I have some red oak boards just gathering dust. Not my favourite wood these days.

I can cut to length and laminate to make some 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x ?? long posts if you will pick up the shipping.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top