Meranti vs. Mahogany front door

Kelli Tucker CampbellFebruary 28, 2009

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question or not, but I'm going to give it a shot! I'm looking at a front door on ebay that says it's mahogany. But when I read the details, it's actually meranti. I've learned that meranti is also called Philippine mahogany but isn't a true mahogany at all. It's not as hard and is more brittle. But my question is if, despite this, it still makes for a decent front door material. We don't have a limitless budget, so this meranti is attractive to me, but I don't want to regret it down the road. Have you had any experience with it? Thank you!

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HandyMac

See the page listed below for a very knowlegeable opinion.

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