The Mahogany Plate Book is the accepted standard for specifying Mahogany in the wood veneer and plywood industries. The plates establish a close approximation as to what is desired, or what is available, from a supplier. A variety of figures and patterns are displayed, some more regularly seen and some that are comparatively rare.
Many purchasers of Mahogany use this book as a sales and ordering guide. Designers and architects, as well as other purchasers, frequently use the notation: “M. B. Pl. No.” to designate their selection of Mahogany veneer. Once specified, both parties work together to find a close match.
While the Mahogany plates serve a very useful purpose, it is a well-known fact that there are always variations between wood veneers—sometimes even from two flitches of the same log. Because of this, it’s important to realize that the plates are vastly different than swatches of man-made products, such as wallpaper or fabrics.
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