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 complete 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. Beginner contracts can be started at level 1, Novice at level 20, Adept at level 50 and Expert at level 70. 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.

While contract level requirements are boostable, invisible boosts such as the crystal saw will not work. Building new furniture level requirements are also boostable, including the boost from 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, along with the graceful outfit. Using the Lunar spellbook's NPC Contact spell is the preferred way to contact Amy for quicker contracts instead of running to one of the contractors.

An example inventory for contract runs is shown to the right: teleport tablets for Varrock, Ardougne, and Falador, a 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, but banking will need to be done more often to restock on steel bars and planks.

Moving a player-owned house to Hosidius may be helpful to easily reach Barbara's house in southern Hosidius, but 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 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]

Each homeowner has a set of fixed furniture layouts that you may be assigned when receiving a contract for them. Higher difficulty contracts will generally require you to repair more furniture at each location. The %-chance next to Steel bars indicates the chance that you will need a steel bar to complete the contract.

For a complete list of possible contract layouts, see Mahogany Homes/Mechanics.

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 2 planks
Cabinet (2) 2 planks Dresser 2 planks Double Bed 3 planks
Drawers (1) 2 planks Drawers 2 planks Drawers (1) 2 planks
Drawers (2) 2 planks Hat Stand 1 plank Drawers (2) 2 planks
Bed 3 planks Table (1) 3 planks Hat Stand 1 plank
Bathtub 1 steel bar Table (2) 3 planks Mirror 1 plank
Grandfather Clock 1 plank Grandfather clock 1 plank Range 1 steel bar
Table 3 planks Mirror 1 plank
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
Beginner 9-11 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%) Beginner 11-12 Plank.png planks Beginner 8-11 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%)
Novice 9-11 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%) Novice 11-12 Oak plank.png planks Novice 8-11 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%)
Adept 12-15 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Adept 12-15 Teak plank.png planks Adept 8-11 Teak plank.png planks 1 Steel bar.png bar (100%)
Expert 14-15 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Expert 13-15 Mahogany plank.png planks Expert 10-11 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)

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 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks
Drawers (2) 2 planks Double Bed 3 planks Hat Stand 1 plank
Grandfather Clock 1 plank Drawers 2 planks Shelves (1) 2 planks
Hat stand 1 plank Grandfather Clock 1 plank Shelves (2) 2 planks
Table (1) 3 planks Small Table 2 planks Sink 1 steel bar
Table (2) 3 planks Table 3 planks Table (1) 3 planks
Range 1 steel bar Range 1 steel bar Table (2) 3 planks
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
Beginner 8-12 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%) Beginner 11 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (50%) Beginner 8-12 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (75%)
Novice 8-12 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%) Novice 10-11 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Novice 8-12 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)
Adept 9-12 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Adept 10-13 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Adept 9-13 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (33%)
Expert 12 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Expert 12-13 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Expert 12-13 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)

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 2 planks
Chair (1) 1 plank Small Table (1) 2 planks Cupboard 2 planks
Chair (2) 1 plank Small Table (2) 2 planks Hat Stand 1 plank
Drawers 2 planks Double Bed 3 planks Shelves 2 planks
Table 3 planks Mirror 1 plank Sink 1 steel bar
Range 1 steel bar Table 3 planks Small Table (1) 2 planks
Grandfather Clock 1 plank Sink 1 steel bar Small Table (2) 2 planks
Table 3 planks
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
Beginner 3-8 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Beginner 8-9 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Beginner 7-11 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)
Novice 3-8 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Novice 8-9 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Novice 7-11 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)
Adept 9-10 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Adept 9-10 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Adept 11-14 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)
Expert 9-10 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Expert 12-13 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%) Expert 13-14 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (67%)

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) 2 planks Chair 1 plank Dresser 2 planks
Bookcase (2) 2 planks Drawers 2 planks Shelves 2 planks
Cabinet (1) 2 planks Dresser 2 planks Small table 2 planks
Cabinet (2) 2 planks Table 3 planks Table 3 planks
Grandfather Clock 1 plank Shelves 2 planks Range 1 steel bar
Wardrobe 2 planks Mirror 1 plank
Drawers 2 planks Bed 3 planks
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
Beginner 13-14 Plank.png planks Beginner 11-13 Plank.png planks Beginner 11 Plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (50%)
Novice 13-14 Oak plank.png planks Novice 11-13 Oak plank.png planks Novice 11 Oak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (50%)
Adept 13-17 Teak plank.png planks Adept 11-16 Teak plank.png planks Adept 11 Teak plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (50%)
Expert 16-17 Mahogany plank.png planks Expert 15-16 Mahogany plank.png planks Expert 11 Mahogany plank.png planks 0-1 Steel bar.png bars (50%)

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.

The average XP/plank values below were calculated based on crowdsourced data, which details all of the possible hotspot layouts in each difficulty tier. For more information, see Mahogany Homes/Mechanics.

Item XP/Material (Build) XP/Material (Repair) Completion XP Average XP/Plank Average XP/Plank
(with Outfit)
Plank inventory image Plank 22.5 127.5 500 93.5 95.8
Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 48 160 1,250 200.0 205.0
Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 72 190 2,250 287.9 295.0
Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 112 240 2,750 346.1 354.8
Steel bar inventory image Steel bar - 120 - - -

Based on the total average experience per plank, these level milestones will take the following amount of planks on average. Expect your results to vary by ±10%. These estimates do not include the Construction outfit bonus.

The average costs and experience per contract are listed below. These values were calculated from crowdsourced data to determine all possible contract layouts. For more information, see Mahogany Homes/Mechanics.

The costs below assume that you will buy all of your planks and steel bars from the Grand Exchange.

Tier Item Average planks
(per contract)
Average
Steel bar inventory imageSteel bar
Average cost
(per contract)
Average xp
(per contract)
GP/xp Average xp
(Outfit)
GP/xp
(with Outfit)
Beginner Plank inventory image Plank 10.09 0.40 −2,738.00 879.9 -3.11 901.9 -3.04
Novice Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 10.09 0.40 −4,383.00 1894.1 -2.31 1941.5 -2.26
Adept Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 11.63 0.49 −8,867.00 3260.2 -2.72 3341.7 -2.65
Expert Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 12.85 0.52 −25,478.00 4378.8 -5.82 4488.3 -5.68

The costs below assume that you will pay your Demon butler to run all of your planks to the Sawmill.
This assumes you give the butler 26 planks per trip, which means you will pay him -48.07 per plank.
These costs do not include the price of steel bars. Include an additional ~5-10% cost if you plan on buying your ores from the Blast Furnace.

Tier Item Average planks
(per contract)
Average
Steel bar inventory imageSteel bar
Average cost
(per contract)
Average xp
(per contract)
GP/xp Average xp
(Outfit)
GP/xp
(with Outfit)
Beginner Plank inventory image Plank 10.09 0.40 −1,494.00 879.9 -1.70 901.9 -1.66
Novice Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 10.09 0.40 −3,008.00 1894.1 -1.59 1941.5 -1.55
Adept Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 11.63 0.49 −6,374.00 3260.2 -1.96 3341.7 -1.91
Expert Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 12.85 0.52 −19,893.00 4378.8 -4.54 4488.3 -4.43

The costs below assume that you will run all of your planks to the Sawmill.
These costs do not include the price of steel bars. Include an additional ~5-10% cost if you plan on buying your ores from the Blast Furnace.

Tier Item Average planks
(per contract)
Average
Steel bar inventory imageSteel bar
Average cost
(per contract)
Average xp
(per contract)
GP/xp Average xp
(Outfit)
GP/xp
(with Outfit)
Beginner Plank inventory image Plank 10.09 0.40 −1,009.00 879.9 -1.15 901.9 -1.12
Novice Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 10.09 0.40 −2,523.00 1894.1 -1.33 1941.5 -1.30
Adept Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 11.63 0.49 −5,815.00 3260.2 -1.78 3341.7 -1.74
Expert Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 12.85 0.52 −19,275.00 4378.8 -4.40 4488.3 -4.29

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 30,000–35,000 35,000–40,000 350–400 375–425 ~18 −103,134 −109,484
Novice 65,000–75,000 75,000–85,000 375–425 425–475 ~22 −176,436 −197,286
Adept 110,000–130,000 130,000–145,000 400–450 450–500 ~23 −326,274 −363,474
Expert 165,000–190,000 190,000–225,000 425–500 500–575 ~25 −920,745 −1,068,120

With high focus and efficient use of teleports, as well as the NPC Contact spell from the Lunar spellbook, one can expect up to 20-30% 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 280,000 Construction 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 10,077,660 coins in materials to obtain the full carpenter's outfit.

Tier Construction Points
awarded
Experience
awarded
Estimated
cost-per-point
Beginner 1 2 500 1,341.40
Novice 20 3 1,250 1,440.76
Adept 50 4 2,250 2,193.75
Expert 70 5 2,750 5,038.83

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.