We wanted to share some great content from Thompson Mahogany Company as well as some other resources which we thought may be helpful and interesting to our readers and customers.
First are the contributions from Thompson Mahogany:
This article provides a great background on Jatoba Wood. The article includes where it is from, uses, working, finishing, and why it is often called “Brazilian Cherry”. It is a great resource for someone who is not familiar with Jatoba or looking at buying it for the first time.
Tonewoods are woods used in the construction of stringed instruments including Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Mandolins, Violins, and more. These woods pose tonal properties that allow different characteristic sounds for their instruments. Thompson Mahogany and East Teak carry many different types of lumber that can be used for Tonewood. The article discusses each species and what it’s Tonewood properties are. It is really a great read to help you understand the differences in Tonewood options.
Thompson Mahogany Company is excited to offer 1×6 Extra Ipe Decking. 1×6 Extra Ipe decking is a great option to create a stronger and more affordable decking. It offers 10-15% savings when compared with 5/4 thickness decking and is also stronger and thicker than standard 1×6 decking. This article provide some more specifics and a comparison of the Ix6 Extra offering.
Thompson Mahogany decided to convert the information about Air Dried vs Kiln Dried vs Green Lumber into an easy to view and clear infographic to help people understand the differences between the three types of lumber and how they are processed. Check it out and let us know what you think.
This article comes from Professional Deck Builder online and covers various questions on how to finish your Ipe decking and how to refinish it as well. They provide great advice and address many of the major issues people have questions about. Though we may recommend some other brands of certain products, there are no major objections to the brand they recommend.
We wanted to share this great resource because we find it so useful ourselves. It is a great one stop location for the basics about almost any type of wood. The amount of information that is included for free is pretty amazing and is part of the reason the internet age is so exciting.
If you have any recommendations for great wood info, woodworking, or exotic hardwood links, feel free to email us or comment below and we may include them in our future blog posts.