Mahogany - Lumber And Stair Building Materials
Mahogany is a reddish brown colored hardwood with a Straight wood grain, few knots or other lumber imperfections. It's an excellent choice for building stairs, handrails and other wood projects. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of mahogany.
When I was a young man, this was my favorite wood to use, for making projects, in my woodworking class, at school. If you like the color and the wood grains, I highly recommend it, but before we get carried away, you should probably read the rest of the information below.
Why Isn't It Used By More Stair Builders?
One of the biggest problems with mahogany, is the fact that it's a dark
wood. Dark woods can have a negative emotional effect on people, without
ev of them are en realizing it.
Have you ever been in a home with a lot of mahogany? One time I was in a home that had a mahogany stairway, handrails and paneling, along with a dark colored floor.
Not only that, the room wasn't lit properly, so it was hard to see. To make a long story short, the room was dark and most people don't like dark rooms. We like light and plenty of it and that it in a nutshell.
There have been plenty of studies made about the effects of light and depression. Maybe the next time you feel a little down in the dumps, go outside or turn a couple of bright lights on and see what happens.
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