Thanks for the welcome! A lot of my clients prefer the wooden peel because of the bond one builds with something that has been crafted by hand to create something that they make by hand. The owner of Pizzaiolo Bravo mentioned he feels the mahogany works well with the dough while on the peel. he's a New Yorker bringing some Italy and some NY to Florida. I have also done other peels using Birch and Maple, with equal success, so I think the type of wood is mostly a personal preference.