When was mahogany furniture popular?
Also asked, is Mahogany a good wood for furniture?
The wood is very durable and has good workability. Because the trees are large, the boards used in woodworking can be very wide. All these properties make mahogany a favorite wood species for all manner of woodworking and furniture-making.
Additionally, is mahogany wood rare? This mahogany species is the wood that planked the ships of the Spanish Armada. Today there are still a few trees, but they are extremely rare and should not be used as such usage will encourage harvesting and the ultimate end of this species.
Also to know is, is mahogany furniture expensive?
Unfinished solid mahogany lumber ranges from $6 to $28 per board foot, depending on the species, availability and quality. Mahogany decking and flooring material is slightly more expensive than furniture-grade boards, averaging between $7 and $9 per square foot, depending on quality.
How do I find out what year my furniture was made?
Look carefully at the bottom, sides, and back of the drawer; if the wood shows nicks or cuts, it was probably cut with a plane, a spokeshave, or a drawknife. Straight saw marks also indicate an old piece. If the wood shows circular or arc-shaped marks, it was cut by a circular saw, not in use until about 1860.