5 Reasons to Love Wenge Lumber

We wanted to share the top 5 Reasons to Love Wenge Lumber. 1. Visually Striking: Wenge is very visually striking in it’s chocolatey brown coloring. It also provides great contrast when constructed along with lighter and contrasting woods. 2. Durable and Stable: Wenge is extremely hard and dense. This toughness is the reason it is…

How to improve your Wholesale Lumber usage?

How can you make sure to optimize their lumber usage? We often have customers ask how they can make sure to optimize their lumber usage. So we wanted to provide some best practices that can help you to make sure you are getting the most from your hardwood lumber. 1. Get the most footage per shipment. Try to minimize your number of…

Bubinga Lumber Stock

Everything you need to know about Bubinga

All About Bubinga We answer all of your questions about Bubinga Wood so you can understand this great wood option better. Where is Bubinga from?   Equatorial Africa specifically western Africa including Gabon, Congo, and Angola.   What is it usually used for?   Bubinga wood is commonly used in fine furniture and cabinetwork, decorative…

Why Hardwood Changes Colors?

Why does my Ipe deck gray? When you first put a new piece of Ipe or Teak Furniture outside, it will have a nice dark color to it. Over time, in the sunlight and rain, the wood will slowly turn to a silver/ gray color. This happens because of a process called photo-degradation which is a big word…

Welcome to our Redesigned Website

At Thompson Mahogany, we are always striving to provide our customers with the best experience possible. With that in mind, we decided to update our website. It should now be easier to navigate and view all of our products.  Please let us know what you think below in the comments. Also, if you notice any…

Air Dried vs Kiln Dried vs Green Lumber: Infographic

We had a great response to our article:  Hardwood lumber is often called either “Air Dried,” “Kiln Dried,” or “Green”. What’s the difference? We decided to convert the information about Air Dried vs Kiln Dried vs Green Lumber into an easy to view and understand infographic to help people understand the differences between the three…

Thompson Mahogany General Manager quoted in Market Watch

Thompson Mahogany Company’s General Manager, Andy Nuffer ,was quoted in an article in Market Watch about the  introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in the Senate.  Andy was among small and medium company leaders who wanted to voice their opinion on the importance of international trade to their business. Andy’s section of the article is below:…

Jatoba Lumber Swatch

Everything you need to know about Jatoba Lumber

We have had quite a few questions about Jatoba ,one of our most popular woods especially for flooring. You pronounce Jatoba as JA-toe-BAH. Where is Jatoba Wood from? Jatoba is native to areas including Central America, southern Mexico, northern South America, and the West Indies; although, most of our supply comes from Brazil. It is a tropical…

All About Exotic Tonewoods : Mahogany, Sapele, and More

    What is Tonewood? Tonewoods are woods used in the construction of stringed instruments including Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Mandolins, Violins, and more. These woods pose tonal properties that allow different characteristic sounds for their instruments. We carry many different types of lumber that can be used for Tonewood. We will discuss each species…