Mahogany Genuine 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Mahogany Genuine 8/4 Lumber

$14.99 /Board Feet


The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
Read this for more info

Board Foot Cheat Sheet
Learn How To Estimate Lumber Needs

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Mahogany Genuine lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 7" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Cast your eyes upon Genuine Mahogany, the humble wood that makes proud furniture and musical instruments. There's just no two ways about it; mahogany is a dream to work, from hand carving to machining and applying a finish. Other woods might have an appearance like mahogany, but none of them have the same personality. It's stable, flat, clear, and gorgeous.
 

About Mahogany Genuine (Swietenia macrophylla)

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Weight

2.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-27.93% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

801

Janka Rating
-37.91% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.59

Specific Gravity
-7.81% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Mahogany Genuine tree grows
Mahogany Genuine is an exotic wood from Latin America

Ranks among the finest cabinet woods. Exceptionally stable and clear with a natural luster. Moderately coarse texture. Requires filling to achieve a class smooth surface but accepts virtually all finishes with ease. Widely praised for its response to hand tools, power tools, and all woodworking procedures.

color of Mahogany Genuine
Color Range
Yellowish brown to reddish or orange brown.
the Mahogany Genuine tree
What's The Tree Like?
A massive tree with a beautiful canopy, this tree grows to over 150 feet with trunk diameter over 72" above large buttresses.
other names for Mahogany Genuine
Other Names
Acajou, Acajou Amerique, Aguano, Belize mahogany, Big leafed mahogany, Bigleaf mahogany, Caguano, Cao, Caoba, Caoba de Atlantico, Caobilla, Chiculte, Cobano, Gateado, Honduras mahogany, Mahogany, Mara
uses for Mahogany Genuine
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, guitars and other musical instruments, interiors, boat building, pattern making, trim, entry doors, stairs.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (10)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (10)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
12 Total Reviews
December 17, 2019
5 out of 5
Beautiful piece of mahogany
Review by  Mike from Summit,Ms.
It is a gourgious piece of mahogany ,And these guys ship order fast. And they are so nice to deal with .i was so excited when my wood came so fast .All my 56 neighbors came to what the excitement was about.They were so happy for me they threw a party for me .Roasted a pig had incents,,candles the whole shabang.The Mayor came to the party as well He was happy for me as well.If you are looking for some beautiful wood buy from these nice folks.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 1, 2016
4 out of 5
Mahogany Genuine 8/4 Lumber
Review by  JTH from Tuscaloosa, AL
Minor gouges in 2 of the 3 boards that were shipped (most likely caused during shipping), but nothing that can't be worked around. Overall, I was very pleased with the selection.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 21, 2016
5 out of 5
Mahogany
Review by  Earl from California
Very good-just what I asked for.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 16, 2013
4 out of 5
8/4 Mahogany
Review by  John Mahoney from West Burlington, Iowa US
This is beautiful grain wood. The only complaint I have is I gave specific size and it was 1/8" short on width and thickness.
Recommended
June 11, 2013
5 out of 5
Antique repair
Review by  Bruce from Mitchel, SD USA
Excellent Quality and service. I have recommended to others. I always order too much (my Bad)
Recommended
June 7, 2013
5 out of 5
New piece for boat.
Review by  MB from McMinnville, OR US
The hunk of mahogany I ordered was perfect. Grain was fine and had a deep texture. Three coats of gloss boat varnish and it looks much better than the weathered laminated stained bit that was there .
Recommended
12 Total Reviews
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Lumber Grades Explained
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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Project Planner Worksheet
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