Hi - I am looking for a mahogany panel (new or used) to replace a damaged one in my Walnut Creek Eichler. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.
I saw 8' luan paneling at home depot in concord. The only problem with those is that they will probably not match your color exactly. You could experiment with stain so that you can achieve a color match.
try je higgens in livermore. they have some very nice luan panelling.
we used luan over our fireplace where the original brick had been removed and replaced with incorrect siding.
there was no matching stain on the market, so i had to do quite a bit of mixing and experimenting. but it can be done, especially if the new panels are not right next to the old ones.
Luan will not be a good match (i tried several suppliers, the luan you get nowadays is just not comparable).
However, you can get african mahogany panelling for under $50 a sheet at Plywood & Lumber Sales Inc - 442 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112 -Phone: (408) 288-7257
It is more expensive than luan but a much, much better product. As a previous poster said, you will need to experiment to find the right stain to match your existing walls. Keep in mind that it darkens over the first few months so stain it a little too light to start with. We actually liked it so much we tore out the existing plywood in our dining area and redid it all. Before image and after