Robert P. Thompson 1920-2014

  On Friday the 3rd of October, we laid to rest a great business leader, friend, confidant and most of all, a genuine person. Robert P. Thompson led Thompson Mahogany Co. to great heights. He lived a full and exciting life including graduation from Princeton University, Serving in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War…

Beli Lumber on Special

We currently have Beli Lumber on special at Thompson Mahogany.  Beli (Julbernardis pellegriniana) is an economical substitute for Zebrawood.  It is roughly 65% of the cost of Zebrawood.  The quarter sawn has distinctive stripping. However, it usually lacks as sharp contrast between dark (ebony colored) and light (ivory colored) stripping that Zebrawood has;  the coloring…

African Mahogany vs Sapele vs Utile Lumber

  There are five woods from African considered as ‘Redwoods’ (Mahoganies or Mahogany looking and substitutes).  Theses woods are in order of cost from least to most: Okoume, Tiama (also known as Edinam), Sapele, African Mahogany (has several names), and Utile (Sipo). The woods we stock at Thompson Mahogany are: African Mahogany/Khaya, Sapele and Utile/Sipo. Thompson…