LumberJocks

Precious mahogany saved for a special purpose

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Jerroni posted 04-17-2021 03:25 AM 747 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Jerroni's profile

Jerroni

19 posts in 1081 days


04-17-2021 03:25 AM

Sometimes our government works, it restores and comes with thoughtful practice, fulfilling hopes of the people.

Read this story about the US Forest Products lab sending priceless mahogany to restore damage at the US Capitol

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/after-a-century-in-storage-wood-from-madison-lab-being-used-to-repair-u-s/article_cf6f9f16-e81a-5a28-9468-baf52230cb75.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1


5 replies so far

View PBWilson1970's profile

PBWilson1970

206 posts in 480 days


#1 posted 04-17-2021 12:02 PM

Cool story. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

It’s kinda like mini-archeology with lumber stashes being uncovered as time goes on. I only wish we could see a freshly planed face off of one of those boards. The lumber we most often see today pales in comparison to some of the older stuff.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

View Jeff's profile

Jeff

193 posts in 472 days


#2 posted 04-18-2021 05:39 AM

Thanks for the post.

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

4566 posts in 4196 days


#3 posted 04-18-2021 05:42 PM

Mahogany from the era used for repairs. I can’t think of a better use, except for educating people enough not to commit crimes.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

8717 posts in 3885 days


#4 posted 04-18-2021 06:01 PM

I find it a little strange that a lab that is specifically focused on micro wood technology can’t identify what genus and species they are looking at or even what continent it came from.
The original was likely Cuban which is now irreplaceable.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

3844 posts in 2885 days


#5 posted 04-18-2021 06:54 PM



Mahogany from the era used for repairs. I can t think of a better use, except for educating people enough not to commit crimes.

- Dark_Lightning


I think they should leave the damaged area be as reminder. Doors and windows definitely should be fixed as they serve a purpose.
Leave the dents and scratches it’s part of Americas history

-- Aj

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com