I picked up some Brazilian Mahogany yesterday for the slant front desk my daughter asked for.
I've never used mahogany before and I'm a little surprised that the surface looks a bit porous.
The wood is 5/4 x6 clear S4S and is perfectly straight. No cupping, twists or bows. I picked up 9 8' lengths. More than enough for the desk. The price I believe, was fantastic. $1.75 per lineal foot or $3.50 bf. The total cost was $126.00
It will be fun working with a wood I've never used before. I hope that I'm not disappointed. I really wanted to use walnut as I've never worked with that wood before either. But it was way too expensive.