Mahogany (sipo/utile or sapele) or cherry for cabs?
For planned new kitchen cabinets am trying to decide between Mahogany and Cherry.
I like the more open grain of mahogany. There is no more "real" mahogany available. What is used now is either sapele or sipo/utile. These are African woods with a similar grain to mahogany but the sapele has a somewhat striped grain.
Cherry is a known -- it is plentiful and its characteristics are understood. I like the idea of the mahogany --it is beautiful and a bit more unusual for a kitchen, and conveys the oldfashioned library feeling I'm after. But I'm a little worried about whether it will hold up, not warp, etc.
BTW cost is the same for these options.
Would appreciate hearing people's experience especially with these mahogany substitutes . . .