laminating a weight supporting mahogany faced post
I am doing a remodel of a 60’s style ranch home that I’m milling mahogany trim for. The plans call for a weight supporting 8 x 8 in the center of the entry/living room. I want to face this with mahogany and have a solid post rather than using a steel post and wrapping it with 3/4″ mahogany. I’d like to use a dry select douglas fir post and then vacuum bag mahogany around this, but don’t want to have dissimilar expansion with humidity to cause cracking. Is Doug fir a good choice or would laminating plywood be better as a weight supporting core. What glue would be best and is there a glue with a little give for expansion.