Mahogany furniture board has vanished.
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sydh
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Mahogany furniture board has vanished.

by sydh » Thu Dec 07, 2023 5:30 pm

I have some mahogany bookcases, similar to the attached photo, which I wish to add to but dark mahogany seems to have gone out of fashion and apart from some examples in excess of several hundred pounds, there is only Ebay as a possibility.
The alternative is for me to make my own, but even mahogany faced MDF or chipboard has disappeared. I am considering using 19mm ply but then the problem is trying to stain and varnish the wood to the correct shade and finish.
So 2 questions:
Has anyone seen any dark mahogany faced material anywhere, preferably 300mm wide?
Can anyone advise on the best method to turn plywood into dark mahogany?
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Re: Mahogany furniture board has vanished.

by stoneyboy » Sat Dec 09, 2023 10:41 pm

Hi sydh,
The company that does it all sells oak faced furniture board but you would have to stain it so it looks like mahogany.
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Re: Mahogany furniture board has vanished.

by sydh » Sun Dec 10, 2023 10:28 am

Thanks but which company?

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Re: Mahogany furniture board has vanished.

by stoneyboy » Sun Dec 10, 2023 9:57 pm

B&Q

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Re: Mahogany furniture board has vanished.

by sydh » Sat Dec 16, 2023 12:02 pm

Had a look at it but not sure if it is veneer. Could be melamine or whatever is it they use. If I'm doing staining I might as well use high grade ply. Still a lot more work than sourcing mahogany faced wood. Will probably just have to keep searching Ebay for bookcases. Thanks anyway.

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