Mahogany Homes

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Mahogany Homes is a Construction minigame in which players complete contracts for various NPCs throughout Falador, Varrock, East Ardougne, and Hosidius. Completing contracts includes repairing stoves with steel bars, demolishing and re-building bookcases, tables, and chairs requiring different levels of planks, and other smaller repairs such as broken mirrors and hat stands. In return, players receive Construction experience and carpenter points. Players must have a player-owned house to start this minigame.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Speak to the head of the company, Amy, who is located in Falador just south of the park at the Minigames minigame icon. She offers to send the player on jobs to do contracts for the company. Completing a contract requires a hammer, a saw, a few steel bars, and some planks — regular, oak, teak, or mahogany — depending on the contract's tier. Higher tiers are unlocked with higher Construction levels. Nails are not required. Amy will provide the player with a contract for one of several possible houses in one of twelve locations: south-east Falador, north-east or southern Varrock, southern or central Hosidius, or throughout East Ardougne. At the contract location, the homeowner NPC will list what items needs to be repaired or fixed, which is randomised between the furniture they have. Talking to the homeowner is not required before starting the contract, however, they must be spoken to in order to complete the contract, once all items in the house have been completed. The reward is additional Construction experience, carpenter points, and the client will offer a cup of tea, which when accepted, restores energy to 100%.

Amy must be spoken to for only the first contract, afterwards, other contractors will also give out contracts: Marlo in Varrock, Ellie in East Ardougne, and Angelo in Hosidius. New contracts can be in any of the cities a contractor is in, including Falador. Each Mahogany Homes office is located in or near an estate agent office in each city. Any tier of contract can be selected as long as the Construction level requirement is met; for example, many players do Adept level contracts past level 70 due to the high cost of mahogany planks.

The contract level requirements are boostable, building new furniture level requirements are also boostable, including with the crystal saw. Repairing items like broken mirrors have no level requirement. Contracts cannot be cancelled, so boosts should be used with caution.

Recommended set-up[edit | edit source]

Varrock teleport (tablet).png999Ardougne teleport (tablet).png999Falador teleport (tablet).png999Teleport to house (tablet).png999
Plank sack.pngRune pouch.pngSaw.pngHammer.png
Steel bar.pngSteel bar.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.png
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.png
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.png
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.png
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.pngMahogany plank.png
Astral rune.png1000Cosmic rune.png1000Air rune.png2000

Teleports to Falador, Varrock, East Ardougne, and a charged Xeric's talisman for Hosidius are strongly recommended. The graceful outfit can be helpful and Lunar spellbook's NPC Contact can used to contact Amy for quicker contracts, and may be preferable to running to a contractor after each completion.

An example inventory for contract runs is shown to the right: teleport tablets for Varrock, Ardougne, and Falador; plank sack, a rune pouch containing air, astral, and cosmic runes for NPC Contact; a hammer, a saw, steel bars, and planks relative to the player's current contract and Construction level. Players without the requisite Magic level to cast NPC Contact, or players without the ability to obtain and use tablets, may instead sacrifice inventory space for teleportation runes. Furthermore, banking must be done more often to restock on steel bars and planks.

Moving a player-owned house to Hosidius can be helpful to easily reach Barbara's house in southern Hosidius, however, the teleport to Xeric's Glade from a Xeric's talisman is still closer to Leela's and Mariah's houses.

A charged ring of wealth can replace Falador teleport tablets to serve as a teleport to Falador Park, which is slightly closer to the contract locations, and is directly north of Amy. It is recommended to use a staff of air or equivalent to save on air runes, though this may be substituted for Amy's saw or the Imcando hammer if additional inventory space is preferred. With a high enough Magic level and teleports in the player-owned house, Spellbook Swap, along with an air staff and law runes inside the rune pouch, provide an additional 4 inventory spaces.

Contract locations[edit | edit source]

East Ardougne[edit | edit source]

The player may be assigned to visit one of the following clients in East Ardougne.

Jess (Upstairs) Noella Ross
Furniture Resources Furniture Resources Furniture Resources
Cabinet (1) 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks Bed[1] 2 planks
Cabinet (2) 2 planks Dresser 2 planks Double Bed[1] 3 planks
Drawers (1) 2 planks Drawers 2 planks Drawers (1) 2 planks
Drawers (2) 2 planks Hat Stand[1] 1 plank Drawers (2) 2 planks
Bed 3 planks Table (1) 3 planks Hat Stand 1 plank
Bathtub[1] 1 steel bar Table (2)[1] 3 planks Mirror[1] 1 plank
Grandfather Clock 1 plank Grandfather clock[1] 1 plank Range 1 steel bar
Table[1] 3 planks Mirror 1 plank
Total Planks 12-15 planks Total Planks 11-15 planks Total Planks 8-11 planks
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 This furniture will not always need repairs

Falador[edit | edit source]

The player may be assigned to visit one of the following clients in Falador.

Larry Norman (Upstairs) Tau
Furniture Resources Furniture Resources Furniture Resources
Drawers (1) 2 planks Bookshelf[1] 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks
Drawers (2) 2 planks Double Bed[1] 3 planks Hat Stand[1] 1 plank
Grandfather Clock[1] 1 plank Drawers 2 planks Shelves (1) 2 planks
Hat stand 1 plank Grandfather Clock[1] 1 plank Shelves (2) 2 planks
Table (1)[1] 3 planks Small Table 2 planks Sink[1] 1 steel bar
Table (2) 3 planks Table 3 planks Table (1)[1] 3 planks
Range[1] 1 steel bar Range[1] 1 steel bar Table (2) 3 planks
Total Planks 9-12 planks Total Planks 9-13 planks Total Planks 9-13 planks
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 This furniture will not always need repairs

Hosidius[edit | edit source]

The player may be assigned to visit one of the following clients in Hosidius.

Barbara Leela Mariah
Furniture Resources Furniture Resources Furniture Resources
Bed 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks Bed[1] 2 planks
Chair (1) 1 plank Small Table (1)[1] 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks
Chair (2) 1 plank Small Table (2)[1] 2 planks Hat Stand[1] 1 plank
Drawers 2 planks Double Bed 3 planks Shelves 2 planks
Table 3 planks Mirror[1] 1 plank Sink[1] 1 steel bar
Range[1] 1 steel bar Table[1] 3 planks Small Table (1) 2 planks
Grandfather Clock[1] 1 plank Sink[1] 1 steel bar Small Table (2)[1] 2 planks
Table 3 planks
Total Planks 9-10 planks Total Planks 9-13 planks Total Planks 11-14 planks
  1. ^ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 This furniture will not always need repairs

Varrock[edit | edit source]

The player may be assigned to visit one of the following clients in Varrock.

Bob Jeff Sarah
Furniture Resources Furniture Resources Furniture Resources
Large table 4 planks Bookcase 2 planks Bed 2 planks
Bookcase (1)[1] 2 planks Chair[1] 1 plank Dresser 2 planks
Bookcase (2)[1] 2 planks Drawers[1] 2 planks Shelves 2 planks
Cabinet (1)[1] 2 planks Dresser[1] 2 planks Small table 2 planks
Cabinet (2) 2 planks Table 3 planks Table 3 planks
Grandfather Clock[1] 1 plank Shelves 2 planks Range[1] 1 steel bar
Wardrobe 2 planks Mirror 1 plank
Drawers 2 planks Bed[1] 3 planks
Total Planks 13-17[2] planks Total Planks 11-16[3] planks Total Planks 11 planks
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 This furniture will not always need repairs
  2. ^ In the case where Bob doesn't have bookcases to build, he will have have the cabinet and clock, making the minimum 13 planks.
  3. ^ In the case where Jeff doesn't have the bed and drawers to build, he will have have the chair and dresser, making the minimum 11 planks.

Experience costs[edit | edit source]

Each plank gives a specific amount of experience depending on whether it is used to build or repair something. They give less than if used in a player-owned house, however the player is awarded a substantial amount of construction experience once they complete the contract. Pieces needing repairs typically include a hat stand, mirror, or range. These pieces only require one plank or bar per repair. Pieces that need to be built typically include tables, beds, dressers, cupboards, etc. Higher tier contracts will typically require more furniture to be repaired or replaced, resulting in more materials being used per contract on average.

Item XP/Material (Build) XP/Material (Repair) GP/XP (Build) GP/XP (Repair) Completion XP Total average XP per plank
Plank.png Plank 22.5 127.5 −12.13 −2.14 500 89.2
Oak plank.png Oak plank 48 160 −9 −2.7 1,250 191.8
Teak plank.png Teak plank 72 190 −11.44 −4.34 2,250 284.9
Mahogany plank.png Mahogany plank 112 240 −18.39 −8.58 2,750 344.1
Steel bar.png Steel bar - 120 - −3.64 - -

Based on the total average experience per plank, going from level 20 Construction to 50, will require an average of 506 oak planks and going from 50 to 70 will require an average of 2234 teak planks.

The average costs and experience per tier are listed below. The averages are calculated by using data from 50 contracts.

Tier Item Average Average
Steel bar.pngSteel bar
Average cost Average xp GP/xp Average xp (Outfit) GP/xp (Outfit)
Beginner Plank.png Plank 9.7 0.5 2,866.6 865.01 −3.31 874.14 −3.28
Novice Oak plank.png Oak plank 9.84 0.5 4,469.38 1887.44 −2.37 1903.38 −2.35
Adept Teak plank.png Teak plank 11.5 0.5 9,694.5 3275.58 −2.96 3301.22 −2.94
Expert Mahogany plank.png Mahogany plank 12.71 0.5 26,401.1 4373.37 −6.04 4413.95 −5.98

Experience rates[edit | edit source]

The below only accounts for the cost of materials and does not include the cost of runes or teleports.

Tier Estimated XP/hr Estimated XP/hr

(plank sack)

Planks/hr Planks/hr

(plank sack)

Bars/hr Estimated GP/hr Estimated GP/hr

(plank sack)

Beginner 30-35k 35-40k 350-400 375-425 ~18 −110,241 −117,066
Novice 65-75k 75-85k 375-425 425-475 ~22 −182,414 −204,014
Adept 110-130k 130-145k 400-450 450-500 ~23 −360,251 −401,451
Expert 165-190k 190-225k 425-500 500-575 ~25 −964,705 −1,119,205

With high focus and efficient use of teleports, as well as the NPC Contact spell from the Lunar Spellbook, one can expect up to 20% greater experience rates than mentioned above. Experience rates per hour can increase when using a plank sack due to less time spent banking. Its use in conjunction with NPC Contact can also increase the chance of being able to do two consecutive contracts located very close to each other, thus significantly decreasing downtime between contracts. When using the carpenter's outfit, players may be able to achieve up to 240,000 experience per hour depending on their efficiency.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Once a contract is complete, players will receive carpenter points dependent on their job tier and Construction experience. When using a plank sack alongside efficient teleports and the NPC Contact spell, players can expect to complete around 40-45 contracts per hour. Experience awards do not stack with carpenter's outfit. The cost-per-point can be identified by averaging the cost per contract mentioned above. For instance, using mahogany planks would cost an estimated 10,560,440 coins in materials to obtain the full carpenter's outfit.

Tier Construction Points
awarded
Experience
awarded
Estimated
cost-per-point
Beginner 1 2 500 1,433.3
Novice 20 3 1,250 1,489.79
Adept 50 4 2,250 2,423.63
Expert 70 5 2,750 5,280.22

Stock[edit | edit source]

Carpenter points can be exchanged for various rewards at the Mahogany Homes Reward Shop:

ItemPrice
sold at
Notes
Supply crate (Mahogany Homes).pngSupply crate25Contains Construction materials
Amy's saw.pngAmy's saw500An equipable saw. Can be used for construction.
Plank sack.pngPlank sack350Holds 28 planks.
Hosidius blueprints.pngHosidius blueprints2000Unlocks the Hosidius Wall Kit.
Carpenter's helmet.pngCarpenter's helmet400A piece of the carpenter's outfit.
Carpenter's shirt.pngCarpenter's shirt800A piece of the carpenter's outfit.
Carpenter's trousers.pngCarpenter's trousers600A piece of the carpenter's outfit.
Carpenter's boots.pngCarpenter's boots200A piece of the carpenter's outfit.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)
  • Added furniture to Noella's house in Ardougne and cleaned the mirror.
  • Fixed a grammatical error in the Mahogany Homes messages.
  • Mahogany Homes' offices now leave their doors open for easier access.
  • The Mahogany Homes Reward Shop now highlights items players cannot afford in grey instead of red, and display points differently.
2 September 2020
(update)

The amount of carpenter points given for completing a contract has been increased by one for each tier. For contracts that were completed prior to this update, players will be given the extra points they would have gained once they log in.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Furniture in need of construction will be "zoned" on their tile, similar to how projects are zoned with ground markings before being started.
  • When an Old Bookshelf is replaced with a new one by the player, the bookcase will still be called an Old Bookshelf. Unlike this, when the teak tables in Bob's house are replaced, the name will change to reflect that.
  • It appears that the hotspots in the houses are somehow linked. Removing furniture in the house you're renovating causes a furniture piece in other houses to also become hotspots. This is most obvious in Norman's house in Falador: removing the northern-most dresser on the upper floor causes the table in Larry's house (farther north) on the upper floor to turn into a hotspot as well, and is fully visible when zoomed out all the way.
  • In RuneScape, Construction Contracts were released on 16 November 2020. They are the same premise as Mahogany Homes.