The custom wood paneled garage doors were delivered and installed this week by Garage Doors Unlimited out of San Diego and we couldn’t be happier with them. We did some research on finding the right hardwood for our decking, facia, soffit and for the garage panels, the most obvious pick was Ipe, a Brazilian hardwood that everyone’s been using for many years now. Weary over the cost we did some looking and stumbled upon Indonesian Mahogany (Mangaris) at J.W. Lumber in Escondido, a hardwood with similar qualities and color to Ipe and it was 30% cheaper too, the choice was obvious. So with some back and forth negotiating on the price we settled on Mangaris. We also found that having the boards milled for the garage doors, oiling them ourselves and delivering them to Garage Doors Unlimited to get built was a cheaper option, a bit of work on our end but the savings was worth it. Oil the wood once over and let dry for a day, the deep, rich color you get looks great. Now we’re recycling and re-purposing the old lumber from the demo of the house to make a work desk and shelves for inside the garage, lots of sanding, cutting and building this weekend.


4 Responses to “mangaris”

  1. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come
    here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to
    create your theme? Superb work!

  2. Judging by the picture, it looks like the concrete driveway is in the wrong place. Just kidding – the garage door looks great.

    • you’re right, our old driveway is short off the mark, working on drainage and more cement will be poured soon. Indonesian mahogany worked out great.


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