224 Watertown Road
Thomaston CT, 06787
1X4 T&G Floor/Deck Boards
5/4X4 T&G Floor/Deck Boards
5/4X4 Square Edge Decking
5/4X6 Square Edge Decking
2X4 Handrail - 8' & 12' Lengths
2X2 Square Balusters - 36" Heights
Chapman Lumber stocks mahogany decking, floor boards and railing so you can build a beautiful, natural rich mahogany deck.
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MAHOGANY DECKING & RAILING
Mahogany is an extremely dense lumber. It's interlocking grain prevents separation between annual growth rings, making it one of the most stable woods available.
Mahogany comes in clear grade only, no knots or sapwood. Colors range from a light tan to a deep auburn brown. Mahogany does not contain tannin, the wood will not stain when it comes into contact metal.
Hardwoods like Mahogany naturally resist wear, rot and splintering. A very durable product for exterior use.
Boards are straight with virtually little or no knots or blemishes. Some boards may show signs of old insect boreholes approximately 1/8-inch or less in diameter or streaks of lighter colored wood grain.
Woods such as Mahogany should be drilled prior to nailing or screwing. The wood is so hard that without first drilling the wood, nails or screws will have a hard time penetrating it. You also risk the possibility of splitting the wood. Using screws rather than nails will alleviate problems such as nail heads popping up above the boards and prevent boards from loosening up over time.
Kiln dried Mahogany does not shrink but can swell slightly. Space 5/4x6 boards a full 1/4 inch apart. In wet climates, add 1/16 inch to your spacing.
Very little maintenance is required and a clear finish can be applied to preserve the natural color. If left unsealed, the wood will weather to a silver patina.
Mahogany lumber is as hard as teak. Of deck wood species, it has the fewest knots.
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