Classic-furniture timbers are getting harder to find
To build with mahogany is to share a woodworking experience with the skilled 18th- and 19th-century cabinetmakers who made some of the world’s most cherished furniture, writes Jon Arno. True mahoganies are in short supply, and Arno explains the challenges faced by the tree and those interested in using it. He shares information on the species, its historical perspective, its characteristics, and how to work with it. Side information covers mahogany look-alikes.
From Fine Woodworking #76