Hi my name is cliff, I just moved to hickory in feb from san diego. In san diego, being a woodworker is somewhat rare and I am pleased to find this site here in nc. I look forward to all the reasorces at my didsposal and I guess now's as good a time to start as any. Im going to be building an executive desk in an antique french style and am looking for a specific type of wood to build it from. At my local wood vender in solana beach (san diego) I baught a peice of african mohogany(kahla I think is it real name) and I love the figure in the wood. This is the wood I want and I cant find any around here. I spent a long time on the phone and the closest I found some was on the coast(a four or five hour drive):saw:. Does anyone know where I could get some. I need enough to make an executive desk and the fecaud for a fire place. Any help would be grately appreciated.