This is the comprehensive guide to Mahogany Homes in OSRS.
On August 26th Jagex released Mahogany Homes, a new way of training construction which is cheaper and more diverse than traditional construction training.
In this quick guide we’re laying out the first details we have of this new method.
This guide is limited to Mahogany Homes. For regular Construction Training, check out our 99 Construction Guide.
What is Mahogany Homes in OSRS?
Mahogany homes is a new way of training construction. While doing Mahogany Homes you are basically a contractor who does jobs around Hosidius, Varrock, Ardougne and Falador.
The way it works is that you head over to a Mahogany Homes branch and speak to the owner who will give you a job. Then you’ll be told to head over to the house of an NPC within the area and fix their furniture for them.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll get an experience reward and carpenter points which you can spend in the mahogany homes reward shop!
This makes Mahogany Homes a fun way to train construction. It is cheaper than regular training (you get more experience per plank) and you get access to rewards as well!
Mahogany Homes is slightly slower experience per hour than efficient construction training but it is far cheaper so it is preferred for those who want to train construction with limited funds or ironman and group ironman accounts.
How to start Mahogany Homes
To sign up for Mahogany homes you’re going to need to have a player-owned-home. (This costs 1k if you don’t already have one)
To get a player-owned-house, you have to buy one from an estate agent, which are located in every major city in Gielinor.
If you already have a player-owned-house, you can sign up to mahogany homes by speaking with Amy in Falador. Her branch is located next to the Falador realtor.
Once you’re signed up, you can get jobs from any of the locations in osrs. The current branch locations are:
- Falador (Amy)
- Ardougne (Ellie)
- Hosidius (Angelo)
- Varrock (Marlo)
Different levels op Mahogany Homes Contracts
Mahogany homes can be done from any construction level. Once you arrive at the mahogany homes branch you will be able to pick a level from Beginner to expert, depending on your construction level.
This level will decide which materials you use, what your experience drops will be and how many carpenter points you receive upon completion of the job. So of course the higher the level, the better.
The levels and they way mahogany homes works and functions can be compared to farming contracts.
Equipment needed for Mahogany Homes
While doing mahogany homes, you’ll of course need the equipment to replace the furniture in the NPC’s homes. Your equipment will consist out of:
- a hammer
- a saw
- Planks (regular up to mahogany depending on your level)
- Steel bars.
Aside from that, you should also have teleportation tabs or teleportation runes (tabs preferred) to travel around quickly.
Those with Lunar Diplomacy unlocked and 67 Magic should use the NPC Contact spell to contact the branches quickly and speed up experience rates.
EXP Rates at mahogany homes
According to Mod Jagex Acorn on Reddit, experience rates for Mahogany Homes will be between 100 and 200k per hour. Which is less than other methods of training construction but still pretty good and way cheaper.
|Tier||Reward pts||Planks||Exp/hr||Exp ratewith Plank Sack|
Training construction with mahogany homes can save you millions.
Mahogany Homes vs Regular Construction Training
As I mentioned earlier, Mahogany Homes is cheaper than regular construction training.
By training Construction at Mahogany Homes, you will be saving on a lot of money because you are getting way more experience out of every plank. And planks are exactly the thing that makes construction such an expensive skill!
This makes Mahogany Homes the best strategy for ironman and group ironman accounts.
As well as anyone who is looking to save some money.
Here’s a graph which shows just how much you will get out of a plank at Mahogany Homes vs Conventional Construction Training.
|Mahogany Homes||Regular Construction|
|1 Regular Plank||3.1 Regular Planks|
|1 Oak Plank||2.9 Oak Planks|
|1 Teak Plank||3 Teak Planks (2.2 teak planks if using mythical capes)|
|1 Mahogany Plank||2.4 Mahogany Planks|
Mahogany Homes is looking pretty good right?
By training at Mahogany Homes, you will save a bunch of money on your way to 99 construction (or whatever your construction goal is).
On top of that, you will also be able to unlock some of the useful rewards as well.
Now obviously, Mahogany Homes has slower experience rates (though still pretty good) than regular construction training.
So if you have the money, stick to regular training.
You can read our 99 Construction Guide to figure out the fastest path to 99 construction.
Rewards from Mahogany Homes
While doing the jobs for mahogany homes, you get carpenter reward points depending on the tier jobs you end up doing. For beginner jobs you get 1 point and for expert jobs you get 4. Novice and Adept gives you 2 and 3 points per job.
Here’s a list below:
|Level||Points/Lvl||points/hr w/o plank sack*||points/hr with plank sack*|
*Players can expect to get around 25 points per hour without plank sack and 40 points per hour when using a plank sack.
These reward points can be used in the mahogany homes reward shop.
Probably the most exciting reward in the shop is the carpenters’ outfit. Which, just like any other skilling outfit gives a 2.5% EXP boost when the full set is worn, neat! The full set will cost you exactly 2000 carpenter reward points.
So expert tiers would need to finish 500 jobs to get the full carpenters outfit, beginners would need 2000.
Another exciting item on the reward shop is Amy’s Saw which is an equitable saw, saving you an inventory slot while doing Mahogany Homes. This item costs 500 reward points.
Ironman accounts will benefit from getting the ‘Supply Crate’ reward which can be purchased for 25 points and contains all kinds of construction equipment such as planks, bars and more!
|Supply Crate||25||Gives you random construction supplies. (great for ironman)|
|Amy’s Saw||500||Gives no additional boosts but is equippable so it saves an inventory slot.|
|Plank Sack||350||Gives you 28 EXTRA plank spots in your inventory.|
|Hosidius Blueprints||2000||Gives your house a Hosidius-style makeover.|
|Carpenter’s Helmet||400||Part of the Carpenters’ set (2.5% for full set). Helmet gives 0.4% construction exp boost.|
|Carpenter’s Shirt||800||Part of the Carpenters’ set (2.5% for full set). Shirt gives 0.8% construction exp boost.|
|Carpenter’s Trousers||600||Part of the Carpenters’ set (2.5% for full set). Boots give 0.6% construction exp boost.|
|Carpenters’ Boots||200||Part of the Carpenters’ set (2.5% for full set). Boots give 0.2% construction exp boost.|
Mahogany Homes Fastest/Most Efficient Method
Here’s the most efficient method of training construction at Mahogany Homes.
Here are the requirements to make Mahogany Homes as efficient as possible:
- Completed Lunar Diplomacy
- 67 Magic
- High Agility Level is recommended
- (ironmen) 50+ Construction to make teleportation tablets
- Your POH should be located in Hosidius
- Ring of Dueling, Xeric’s Talisman or other jewellery piece that will teleport you next to a bank
Wear either Full Graceful or the Carpenters’ Outfit for the 2.5% experience boost.
Bring a staff to save on runes for NPC contact.
- Rune pouch (with NPC contact runes)
- Teleportation tablets to: Ardougne, Varrock, Falador, House Tablet (not needed if you have xeric’s talisman)
- 2 Steel bars (some houses require them)
- Hammer and saw
- Inventory of planks of any kind depending on your construction level
- Plank sack with 28 planks (if you have it)
- Use NPC contact to contact Amy for a job.
- Teleport to the contracting job and finish building their furniture.
- Once you’re done, speak to the home-owner and accept the cup of tea (this will restore your run energy).
- Teleport to bank.
- Use NPC contact to speak with Amy and get the next job.
- Rinse and repeat!
So that’s it, that’s it for our guide on Mahogany Homes in OSRS.
This sweet little update makes construction a lot cheaper and more fun. You no longer have to bother your butler and spend lots of money by ripping out your furniture and putting it back like with conventional construction training methods.
I’d say anyone who’s training construction should give mahogany homes a shot, it might even become the meta for training construction as it does have pretty high experience rates and is far cheaper than other methods.
Ironman Players should switch to Mahogany Homes as quickly as possible to save money and supplies.
Check out FlippingOldschools video on the update.