Mahogany is a very high quality timber, if it’s grown commercially, matured and from a good Mahogany grown area. We can make high quality interior and exterior door and door frame, and beautiful furniture.
Mahogany doors are very strong, long lasting and beautiful. It is good for main entry and interior door. Mahogany grows in every part of the country in Bangladesh. Very high quality Mahogany grows in this country, this weather is very suitable for this timber, density is very high in certain areas, where maturity take place in a short time, it has a beautiful texture, anyone would like to stair at it. Specially Mahogany from Jessore district gives us very high quality timber with beautiful fiber texture in it, with high density. In this location Mahogany timber gets its maturity within 25 to 30 years in, other part of the country also produce quality timber. It has beautiful bright mahogany color which is little different from any part of the country.
Weight of a Mahogany door is about same as a Burma Teak door. If a Mahogany door is made out of mature timber, seasoned properly, moisture content is within 10-12 % chemically treated, manufactured using advanced technology, should last at least 100 years. Mahogany timber is very friendly in machining, finishing and hand carving. If thickness is maintained at 38-44 mm, door will not bend in normal conditions.
Cutting Burma teak with carbide blade sharpness usually last 24-48 hours. While cutting Mahogany sharpness usually last about 3 times longer. When we cut the Mahogany trees from a matured forest, we get all different sizes of timber, like small and bigger, in diameter. At same age range smaller the tree denser the timber, larger the tree less denser is the timber. When we cut lumber for the frames, we usually cut it from a smaller tree, because frame need to be stronger.
For door, we pick smaller timber, for the styles and rails. Inside planks usually come from larger trees, because they need to be wider. When the Mahogany come from commercially harvested forest the length in 7′ section doesn’t vary much from root to tip. So we get much better production. Mahogany doors are strong, sturdy, beautiful and lot cheaper, because we are getting it locally.
Mahogany timber takes lot less seasoning time than Gamary or Shil Karai. Only problem with the Mahogany timber is when it gets in touch with water, a strong Mahogany color comes out and mess up the floor tiles.
If we want to use Mahogany door in the veranda, or in the washroom, where there is a lots of exposure of water, we have to make sure we paint the door with water proof paint, which will protect the door from water, sun and Mahogany color to come out.
Mahogany doors usually get darker within an year or two. It turns close to chocolate color. In the beginning it doesn’t look too good when the time passes it gets prettier.