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Philippine's Exotic Wood #1: NARRA (Pterocarpus indicus)

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 1330 days ago 5488 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a chance to have these Philippine exotic woods with beauty in it. These are off cuts from those reclaimed and recycled wood. I just want to share what I really have in real. Though, I don’t have plans yet of using it, I just reserve these for something special project such as jewelry boxes, table top and many others.

NARRA, ASANA, AMBOYNA, PADUAK
S.Name: Pterocarpus Indicus

Narra is the most popular lumber for furnitures here. There are several colors of Narra… Red to yellow.
I have several boards of these that were recovered from old doors.

-- Bert



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degoose

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#1 posted 1330 days ago

Ptericarpus Indicus is also know here in Australia as New Guinea Rosewood… tan through deep red heartwood.There are several types of the Ptericarpus and they are all similar but also so different…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BertFlores58

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#2 posted 1330 days ago

I agree with you Larry. I have several species and only the aromatic smell identifies it.

-- Bert

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Bill Davis

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#3 posted 1330 days ago

Narra is a beautiful wood. I am working with some in my shop right now after getting it dried. Making a large (60” x 42”) mirror frame with a ebony (kamagong) accent strip. Still drying the kamagong.

I’ll try to post a picture when it’s finished.

Here’s my plan

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 1330 days ago

Bill, Nice to see you back and hoping you are back blessed from the missionary works you have done.
God Bless and Cheers.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 1330 days ago

O yes, Kamagong, Dao, and many others coming soon in these series….

-- Bert

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Dennis Fletcher

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#6 posted 1330 days ago

Wow, nice. I love the wood.

I know it is hard to get wood in the Philippines, right?

I can’t wait to see what you make with these.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#7 posted 1330 days ago

Dennis,
We have a logging ban here in the Philippines, however we are on a typhoon belt and most of the trees that were uprooted are those still available. Fresh lumbers (green) are not as good as those that were reclaimed from old houses being demolished and converted to concrete. This is were I get this wood. For personal use it will not be a problem to find such wood. LJ Benji is also using reclaimed and recycled wood.
If I have time…. Maybe it will end up to an Andy’s Box Top cover…. The dust is very aromatic…. it will be good during sanding.

-- Bert

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