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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Mahogany or Cherry?

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Blue20Boy17 - Posted - 04/08/2020:  12:22:04

I have a piece of wood that is 11.5" wide, 18" long, and just shy of an 1" thick. The person who gave it to me said it was mahogany. However, upon closer inspection (by my amateur eye), it appears to be cherry. This is it right here... Does it look like cherry or mahogany to y'all?

OldPappy - Posted - 04/08/2020:  12:39:18

There are several species of Cherry, and a multitude of different species lumped under the name "Mahogany".

I can't say which this is from the picture, but most Mahogany species I have used have some bit of "fleck" in the grain, Cherry usually doesn't to my eye. Shouldn't matter much, both are nice woods to work with.

pastorharry - Posted - 04/08/2020:  15:52:13


lapsteel - Posted - 04/08/2020:  15:56:07

You already showed this on April 6 at 1:47 p.m.

Blue20Boy17 - Posted - 04/08/2020:  17:34:42


Originally posted by lapsteel

You already showed this on April 6 at 1:47 p.m.

that was when I still thought it was mahogany

northernbelle - Posted - 04/08/2020:  17:47:24

It looks from the grain pattern and lack of fleck or darker fine "dots" to be Cherry to me. I had some cherry and pear recorders and they looked like that.

Quickstep192 - Posted - 04/08/2020:  19:19:25

Looks like cherry to me.

Helix - Posted - 04/10/2020:  17:19:42

Mahogany has a different run out

Cherry lays down paper plates which are clearly visible


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