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hardness. Some physical difference or characteristic. Or even a
subjective one. ANYTHING except "quality".
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Teak is not an especially attractive timber (it's OK, but it's boring).
What it does offer is very good weather resistance. There are also
concerns about sustainability - most commercial teak is Cambodian
rainforest, with forged paperwork. There is very little reason to use
Mahogany is so rare as to be almost unobtainable. There's some around in
the USA that is Central American and and close to the "true" cabinetry
manhogany, but this also has sustainability issues. If you can find some
true mahogany (S. macrophylla) then it's extremely expensive and
requires CITES paperwork, if it's legit. If you see "mahogany" for sale
then it's almost guaranteed to be either SE Asian lauan or African
utile, neither of which have much to recommend them.
As a general rule, I avoid tropicals entirely and stick with locally
grown timber. This is partly for environmental reasons, but it's also
because they're just nicer timbers to use for indoor furniture.
Using either teak, which these days comes from plantation grown sources,
if it is legal, for an indoor application is a waste of good teak, IMHO.
It is a bitch to machine, and very costly.
Honduras mahogany is the only real mahogany, machines beautifully, but
is also very expensive.
If it is not Honduras, it's an imitation.
Either of the above, used in a non marine, indoor application, is not a
very good use of those woods, IMHO.
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