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October 11, 2012

Reclaimed Honduran Mahogany

(OK, I got my wood in the mail today so now I can talk about it…)

You have two months left to make your significant other something special for Christmas, so you’d better get to it! Whenever you put time, effort, and heart into making something for them, they love it, right? Well, they will love their gift even more when you tell them it comes from an environmentally-friendly source.

For anyone out there interested in trying some reclaimed mahogany lumber from Greener Lumber, now is the time! Over the last few weeks, Rich has listed three pages of boards that are 3/4″ and 1/2″ thick at (what I consider to be) fair prices. For the small shop box maker (like me), this is great because you don’t have to worry about diminsioning your lumber to a more usable thickness.

Earlier this week, I ordered seven boards, most of them in the 6-8″ wide range and about 48″ long, with one splurge on a 12″ board for tops and bottoms. Depending on the sizes, that should set me up for a good seven or eight boxes (some of the 8″ wide boards being ripped down the middle for those boxes that only end up being 3″-4″ tall), maybe more.

You can start looking at the boards here. If you don’t like to follow links, just go to the Greener Lumber website, navigate to the online store, and look under the Bits and Pieces section under Categories.

Oh, and you should do it soon, before the Kilted Woodworker has time to sort through his package more closely and gets the bug to pick through the rest of the 1/2″ mahogany for sale and buy a few more boards.

A quick note about ordering: I’m not sure if he’s fixed it yet, but there was some kind of problem with the shipping calculator. It listed prices that were more than three times the actual shipping cost. So you might want to contact Rich before you place your order to find out what shipping would be for your order. He’s very easy to work with and will make sure you don’t get overcharged for shipping costs.

And if you’re lucky enough to live just 75 miles away from Mexico, Missouri, you can have your environmentally-friendly mahogany lumber in hand in less than 48 hours. 😀 (Your results may vary.)

The game is afoot, gentle woodworkers. Good luck!

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