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wood source?
Jun 5th, 2016 at 2:51pm
 
I am looking for 50 pieces of mahogany approx. 2"x4"x24".. Obviously it can be larger sizes that can be cut down. I am in Massachusetts. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Re: wood source?
Reply #1 - Jun 7th, 2016 at 9:29am
 
I would start looking for local lumber dealers that specialize in hard woods, not the big box stores.  I'm sure there are online sources but shipping would likely nearly double your cost
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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2016 at 10:47am
 
If you find costs are prohibitive, you may try Sapele or one of the other mahonagy-esque woods.  Similar working characteristics and color but cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
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Reply #3 - Jun 7th, 2016 at 7:11pm
 
My understanding is that south American mahogany is no longer exported as lumber.  If sapele won't work, you might try placing an ad on Craig's List and with local woodworking groups - someone may have some in inventory they're no longer likely to use and would sell.
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Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2016 at 10:13pm
 
try Gilmer Woods
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Re: wood source?
Reply #5 - Jun 9th, 2016 at 8:24am
 
Where in Massachusetts?

Berkshire Products Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register in Sheffield (just south of Great Barrington) is a great source for timber - both for flat work and for turning.
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