Mahogany; just say the name of this tropical wood species, and you picture something warm, solid, rich, and expensive. If you really love the look and feel of mahogany, there are various ways to incorporate it into your home to make your home look and feel more luxurious. The following suggestions regarding where mahogany looks best will get you started.
Pocket Doors to a Study, Library, or Home Office
Pocket doors are fun and unique doors that slide into "pockets" in the walls. They close and open by sliding in and out of view. When closed, they are a stunning reminder of one's studious endeavors and/or wealth. Since they slide in and out of their "pockets" in the wall to the left or right, the wood and its finish cannot be marred by anything that comes near the doors when the room beyond is unoccupied and does not require a modicum of privacy or silence provided by dense mahogany doors. Look for doors at companies like Discount Door Center.
Mahogany Formal Dining Set
In your grandma's time, formal dining sets were given as wedding presents. When it came time to pass these tables and chairs on to the next generation, people wanted the sets to be decorative, durable, and worthy of an inheritance. Hence, dining sets in mahogany were the way to go. Their price, their beauty, and the fact that they could be passed on for generations made these mahogany sets priceless.
Nothing screams "wealth" quite like a mahogany desk. If the desk is also hand-carved with an intricate design in various areas, it is even more valuable and costly. If you have come into some wealth, or you have a little money to splurge, consider a mahogany desk. It will impress anyone who sits opposite of you when sit behind the desk.
Mahogany Trim to Restore an Old Home or Manor
Because of its price, mahogany was once used by the wealthy as trim around door frames, baseboards, and built-in chests or cabinets. If you have an old home or manor, but someone has repeatedly painted over such areas, you may want to carefully sand away the layers to see if you have mahogany trim and/or built-ins. If you do, try to restore it properly. If you do not, consider pulling out all of the old trim, at the very least, and installing and securing fresh new mahogany trim in its place. It will look especially nice in an old home like yours.