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

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#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.

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

Thanks for the post.

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#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

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#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!

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#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

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