Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Not what I was expecting
My first impression from the web listing was that this panel would work nicely for the bottom panel of a blanket chest that I am building. I took a chance and ordered it; the price was right and there is nowhere to get quality mahogany plywood anywhere near me.
The packaging was done very well and the panel was protected nicely in foam.
The panel was not completely flat, it had a slight bow, but nothing drastic.
Upon inspection, one side of the panel looked ok, but the other had several spots where the veneer had been sanded through to the next layer by the machines that processed the panel (see photos). Since this was for the bottom panel of my project, I only needed one good side, so I kept the panel and decided to use it.
When running my hand across the panel, I could feel slight undulations on the face. After cutting the panel to size, I could see why. There were many voids in the panel the had been filled with what looked like biscuits. These filler pieces were wedged in and pushed the outer layers further out making waves in the panel (see images). I'm guessing this is why the veneer was sanded through.
The real pain came when trying to set the panel in the groove around the chest case. I had cut the groove to 23/32" around and tested with the panel prior to discovering the wedges in the voids. The panel fit just fine with the test. Once cut and the poor areas exposed to the edge, the panel was over 3/4" where those wedges were located. This made it a real challenge to install as it was not a consistent thickness.
I guess you get what you pay for, but I was hoping for something a little better. Unfortunately, this was the only option in my area.
April 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeoWright Beautiful veneer!
I have used many of these panels with different species of veneer. ALL of them are good quality with few voids. This mahogany and the walnut are the most beautiful veneers so far. I like the maple too, but since it is so hard, it absorbs finish differently than the walnut or mahogany versions. This takes finish well and the natural wood colors "POP" under simple shellac and wax finish. The rotary-cut veneer leaves a very straight grained surface that looks almost too good to be true. Highly recommended!
April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dljjkl Did what I needed
Good quality plywood with uniform grain patterns. Furniture grade.
April 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 Disappointing Venner
I've gone though a lot of purebond plywood. I mostly use it for shop fixtures and jigs - so it gets a lot of use. I've never had any issues with delaminating and while I have come across voids, they are few and far between.
I had a specific purpose for this panel, but the veneer is not good. This looks like a really low grade Mahogany substitute like meranti. Maybe that's why the species isn't even spelled correctly in the listing (what's "Mohagany"?). I'm not looking for gorgeous figure here, but something resembling a true mahogany would be nice.
However because this is decent ply and I only need one show face, I am just going to use it as a substrate and veneer it myself.
On the bright side shipping was good. I'm always nervous when getting sheet goods delivered but Columbia/Home Depot do a really good job packing these up
March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsMurphy Very Pleasantly Surprised!
I purchased five panels of this mahagony in order to rebuild a laminate computer desk and printer stand. I was a little worried about the quality since I had no contol over the selection, but when they arrived, I was relieved since (1) they were packaged very securely; and (2) each piece was beautiful! Both sides were sanded and took the stain very nicely and evenly. I won't hesitate to purchase this wood or similar for future projects.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robie .Excellent product.
The product was well packaged, undamaged and just what I wanted. I would recommend this product to anyone.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Clean
Solid, clean and very well packed. There was a minor ding on one edge but it is easily covered by edging. It is NOT rough like luan. I believe it's African Mahogany so it's color is on the white side as opposed to Honduran which is red. As another reviewer noted it has one very good side and one great side. I am very pleased with this purchase.
May 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Henrik The outer ply on both side was nice but there were voids in the layers between the outer plys
The outer ply on both side was nice but there were voids in the layers between the outer plys
September 24, 2013