Beautiful And Elegant Mahogany Furniture Pieces
The exquisitely beautiful style of mahogany furniture is unmatched and its age-old appeal stands the test of time. Mahogany is a favourable material for fine furniture and cabinet making as it is a highly durable wood able to resist insects and moisture. It is also used in making antique furniture reproductions. When making mahogany furniture it is important that the wood be kiln dried and then inspected for warping before construction so that the finished product does not warp after manufacture. Various species of the tree have become extinct in some areas but most mahogany furniture makers have a stable source for supply as it is now being cultivated on plantations specifically for commercial purposes. Mahogany furniture, especially formal dining tables, was made in England as early as the 1730s from imported wood. The United States was known for its finely crafted mahogany dining cabinets in the 1760s. Mahogany furniture is available in many different styles suitable for every room in a home.
For an example, antique mahogany dining room furniture is often simple-lined rather than overly ornate in style. Some antique dining tables such as Georgian 18th-century mahogany furniture styles feature an oval shape and legs that taper out gracefully, similar to tree branches. Queen Anne style mahogany dining chairs often have three curved, flat posts on the backrest and the legs may have a slight curve.