I need to get some hardwood for hand railings and need it to be the same as
the existing if possible. I have placed picture on my website.
Currently it is stained and varnished but I would like to sand it down and
apply oil or beeswax.
- depending on it's angle to the light the wood reflects the light in
different ways. - Is it real mahogany or ?
Looking forward to your answers.
Looks more like African mahogany than mahogany, but who knows.
I took a piece of wood into two good lumber yards and asked them what it
was. They both said it was a tropical wood nominally called mahogany; but
it could be any of several dozen species and there was no practical way to
be sure. So getting an accurate answer from a poor photo...
Impossible to tell what the shaped piece is, what it is resting on is
mahogany. "Real" mahogony? Well, Carribean/Latin America as opposed to
Phillipine but exactly what kind of Carribean/Latin America I couldn't
say. Best guess is Honduras in which case it would be "real" (Swietenia
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thank you all - I eventully went for utile - that's what the timber yard had
and it resembled it pretty well - maybe even the same. It's only a 10-15
year old house so I was pleased that it was not some cheap stained pine the
builder had used.
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