I acquired this piece of wood, by stopping it being thrown into the woodpile at the council dump!
The lady getting rid of it told me it was part of what used to be a school bench. (I think, but can’t remember for sure, she said it was from a science lab).
As I pretty much work exclusively in recycled wood, I’ve never bought mahogany, but someone has suggested to me that given it’s history that it may indeed be mahogany…
Can anyone offer an opinion of this.
It doesn’t really matter, but I suspect this will end up as a coffee table top, (or some other kind of table), and it would be good to describe it accurately!
For what it’s worth, this piece is 17 1/2″ wide, (at it’s narrowest), 42″ long, and just over 1 1/4″ thick.
Could be a species of mahogany, but it’s hard to diagnose from 1 photo. I would check a resource like wood-database.com. Then you can compare endgrain characteristics along with color, density, grain patterns, etc.