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African Mahogany by the Piece-1/2" Thickness

Item #
GRP18539_3
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African Mahogany by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
African Mahogany by the Piece-1/2" Thickness

African Mahogany is strong, yet light, and works beautifully with hand tools. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut, into a rich red or brown with age. The grain varies from straight to curly, sometimes producing highly attractive figures. Flat-sawn boards feature wavy horizontal bands. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations. Thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!


Lumber Details:

  • Texture: Fine or medium to coarse, and uniform.
  • Luster: Highly lustrous.
  • Movement: Mahogany is considered to be one of the most stable timbers.
  • Durability: High durability, resistant to brown-rot and white rot fungi. Moderately resistant to dry-wood termite attack.
  • Weathering Properties: Very good - a great choice for boat building.
  • Planing: The wood is easy to plane, but figured grain may chip and tear.
  • Turning: Easy - turned surfaces are usually clean.
  • Polishing characteristics: Good.
  • Steam Bending: Fairly good.
  • Strength: Variable, but generally high bending strength and medium crushing strength. Hardness and weight are moderate, and density is high.
(1) African Mahogany by the Piece-1/2" Thickness
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Thickness 1/2"
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Species African Mahogany
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Exactly what I was looking for. Very nice!
May 20, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beautiful Mahogany
Beautiful wood, easy to finger joint, came out perfect when paired with stained glass for a jewelry box
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April 20, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
nice wood to work with
Good wood to work with
December 21, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
African Mahogany
I used it to re-carve some missing maple leaves on an antique clock. It cut clean and smooth with no chipping. It left almost no finish work to be done.
June 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good wood
Wood was not warped and had good grain.
June 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
nice product
I need to repair the blocks on my sailboat rigging and this piece of wood is exactly what I need. quite happy with the product and will definitely deal with Rockler in the future.
October 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Deck Railing / privacy fence
Mahogany strips made a beautiful railing that also added privacy
3" mahogany strips
3" mahogany strips
May 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Always amazing service
March 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Serving Set Case
I used the African Mahogany to make a case for a serving set that I made for my wife. The results are beautiful, you be the judge. I appreciate the mahogany being available from Home Depot, very easy and quick to purchase.
Serving Set Case, Contents
Serving Set Case, Rear View
Serving Set Case, Front View
February 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Beautiful
The lovely warm tone and soft grain pattern of the mahogany I received will fit nicely in many intarsia projects.
February 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
For a shelving unit to fit in with an antique mahogany shelf.
Joseph D on Jul 31, 2018
Replacing a board on a boat.
Barrett C on Jun 27, 2018
For a shelving unit to fit in with an antique mahogany shelf.
Joseph D on Jul 31, 2018
Most convenient
Ray J on Jul 5, 2018
Replacing a board on a boat.
Barrett C on Jun 27, 2018
for trim on an antique auto
Allan C on Jun 14, 2018
Side rales for wood boat
Darwin Q on May 31, 2018
Intarsia work
John D on May 14, 2018
Ordered online for convenience because store was closed for Easter. I have gotten great quality boards online before. I is going to be the body on a planter I am building for a friend
Paul G on Apr 3, 2018
intarsia project
roy R on Mar 30, 2018
Hard to find 1/2 inch and I don't have a planer. Yet!
JOSE S on Mar 12, 2018
Dad passed away. Wood reminds me of a few stories he had about trying to chop a Mahogany tree while serving in Vietnam.

Going to build a few knifes with my son and make one for my dad's brother who also served in Vietnam.
WILLIAM S on Feb 25, 2018
Appropriate for project
Michael K on Jan 22, 2018
Jewelry Box project.
Richard C on Jan 19, 2018
It's used in Cris craft boats, my favourite boats.
michael maclean EPS D on Dec 30, 2017
just getting some wood
Robert R on Dec 27, 2017
planking for RC model
Steven R on Nov 2, 2017
special wood projects
Kathy D on Jun 2, 2017
Future project
Kenneth on May 12, 2017
I need it for a project
Bob1944 on May 3, 2017
Nice wood, easy to work with, always an eye catcher.
Markus C on Apr 14, 2017
I make box turkey calls
Loren W on Mar 22, 2017
Make boxes
Howard E on Mar 19, 2017
I have ordered wood from Rockler in the past and was always satisfied. Moreover, none of our local lumber yards stock this thickness.
George W on Feb 8, 2017
Crafting
Richard S on Dec 27, 2016
Inique
Bobby C on Dec 15, 2016
to make guitar headstock samples
Mark S on Sep 30, 2016
Didn't want to plane to 1/2 inch
Lynn C on Jun 14, 2016
Cradle for antique pond boat
Jeff J on Jun 1, 2016
perfect size for boat cabinet project
Barry D on May 7, 2016
What I need
Wendell B S on Mar 24, 2016
boat trim
roger z on Feb 7, 2016
I need these for a silver ware serving case I am bulding
PAUL B on Feb 3, 2016
To complete a project .
Kenn C on Jan 21, 2016
For a jewelry box
Mike S on Jan 15, 2016
The color and grain will be good for intarsia.
Martha L R on Jan 15, 2016
Price
James B on Jan 7, 2016
for a box I'm making
Teresa C on Oct 11, 2015
repair an old cabinet made of mahogany.
william r on Oct 5, 2015
Guitar bracing patterns
William E on Sep 24, 2015
"Lovely wood. Can't drive so can't run out to purchase it locally."
dougie on Aug 14, 2015
Making a scrap mahogany table and need some extra pieces for top and legs.
Corey D on Jul 15, 2015
picture frame
James H on Jul 12, 2015
Handyman magazine review; highest wattage in class; two spray nozzles; Rocker as source owing to its customer service.
Drennan P on May 30, 2015
Making hand carved spindles-trying different woods
Lynn B on May 6, 2015
to make samples
John L on May 1, 2015
needed it
David H on Apr 25, 2015
A high quality wood product from Rockler. I know this when I place the order that whatever the product, if it comes from Rockler it will be 5 star quality. byrdman Slc,Ut
Harry on Apr 12, 2015
Most convenient
Ray J on Jul 5, 2018
for trim on an antique auto
Allan C on Jun 14, 2018
Looking forward 8 foot lengths x1/2
Mahogany
Gary G on Mar 7, 2016
what is the actual width?
dennis h on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: the pieces I got were the actual dimensions, not like getting a 2x4. They were 1/2" thick and 3" wide. The color could have been more consistent.
do you have or can get a 3/8 thick piece of mahogany which would be 8" wide by 15" long? I am restoring an antique weight scale and need one piece to replace a broken top. Thanks Jim
Jim S on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The widest lumber size we have is 5", sorry
what is considered tone wood...in guitar building?
richard l on Dec 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not know.
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