Known for its beauty, longevity, work-ability, stain-ability, and durability, Genuine Mahogany has long been prized by those in the woodworking community. The Lumber Baron is proud to be a stocking dealer of Genuine Mahogany 1×6 (full 3/4″ x 5 1/2″) decking and fencing, as well as 1×4 T&G which can be used as either siding or flooring.
Genuine Mahogany is a great alternative to more commonly known, IPE. Still a hardwood, but ranking lower on the hardness scale, you’ll find Genuine Mahogany much easier to work with then it’s IPE counterpart. For a DYIer, that means easier cuts, reduced wear and tear on yourself and your tools, and far less time and effort spent pre-drilling your screw holes. For a contractor familiar with IPE, after your first cut, you’ll appreciate the difference.
Genuine Mahogany takes on and retains stain extremely well. IPE on the other hand, is one of the most difficult woods to stain and maintain. IPE has a lot more natural oils that that make retention more difficult. Make the mistake of sanding with too high a grit and the sealer can wash right off during the first rain of the season. If maintaining the color of the wood is important to you, Genuine Mahogany will require a lot less time and effort and will require maintenance less frequently, ultimately saving you a lot of both time and money.
Our Genuine Mahogany is W.U.I. (Wildland Urban Interface) Compliant, meeting California’s fire code requirements for exterior construction within Wildland-Urban Interface (W.U.I) areas.
Finally, you don’t have to worry about it’s cutting practices. All of the Genuine Mahogany stocked at The Lumber Baron is legally cut and sustainably harvested. Please see link below for more information: