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harvey_mason

04:01AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/04/03
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Just wondering which door would be of a superior quality as far as durability,maintaince, and longevity???

I can get either door for $400.00 uS. dollars. Although the mahogany door will have to be shipped from Cal. so I will pay slightly more for shipping.

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Harvey

retisin

06:20AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I am a painter and this is just my own,opinion and what I see having to Do and Re-do exterior doors.

It's not really the door you get it is the way or what finish you put on it that will make it last and withstand the elements and abuse of everyday use.Especially if you have kids.

In my experience either one of these doors would be a good choice.

homebild

01:23AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
The Mahogany door will be far superior to the Douglas Fir door.

Mahogany is a dense tropical hardwood that has better rot and insect resistance than Douglas Fir.

Douglas Fir is a softwood with some rot and insect resistance.

Mahogany is a much prettier wood and will serve you much better if you desire a semi-transparant stained appearance.

Typically, however, solid mahogany should cost several times more than a solid doug fir door.

Be sure you are getting solid mahogany and not a laminate for that price.
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