Philippine's Exotic Wood

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Blog series by BertFlores58 updated 12-01-2010 04:13 AM 3 parts 21519 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: NARRA (Pterocarpus indicus)

11-30-2010 10:57 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

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, PADUAKS.Name: Pterocarpus Indicus Narra is the most popular lumber for furnitures here. There are several colors of N...

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Part 2: DAO - Argus pheasant tree - Dracontomelon dao

11-30-2010 02:40 PM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

The next exotic wood that I accidentally found in a sash factory was just an offcut from a gian timber. I am pretty sure that this was very old tree that was left hanging around in a lumberyard. This is very hard wood as sometimes mistaken to be the iron wood. I was lucky enough to have it for free. It thought it was just nothing since is all dark and full of mud. When I tried to cut a piece on it so I can make a door handle (knob), I found a nice curves…. DAO – S.Name: D...

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Part 3: ACACIA - Street Trees

12-01-2010 04:13 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

Actually a lot of Acacia species can be found all over in the Philippines. They are not really hard. One good quality of this wood is the strength of the heartwood specially if the tree is really old. In the Philippines, these trees were grown along the streets and avenues, sometimes in the middle island of the streets. There are lot of suburban trees that were toppled down by the typhoon and due to development of residential area nearby Manila.. However since they were young and no one b...

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