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Project by goldenhands posted 1707 days ago 2241 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is marquetry simple for my teaching classes.
There is a reason for gaps so do not mind it please.
Take a look at the wood which I used for the leaf of the tulip.
Greenish color and have some strips on it, can you tell me what type of wood is this?
I am really curious how many of you can recognize it, because it is rather common wood in woodworking but has not been widely used for marquetry, I choose it for the texture and was surprised about the result.
Looking forward to hear your opinions :)

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#1 posted 1707 days ago


-- Billp

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#2 posted 1707 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Your talent blows me away.

Is it lignum vitae? If so that had to have been interesting to deal with, being so hard.

Take can and thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 1707 days ago

Thats what i was going to say lignum vitae because of the color .

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#4 posted 1707 days ago

Looks like oak to me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 1707 days ago

If it has streaks of green…it’s poplar! Nice piece! As they say in London “mind the gap!” I don’t mind them.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 1707 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1707 days ago

pressure treated lumber. Well it’s green after treating. ;-)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 1707 days ago

I’m guessing Poplar myself.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#9 posted 1707 days ago

Hay all,
No, no, no, no treatment has been applyed, sorry forgot to mention from the biginning.
The color is as it is no cheating.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#10 posted 1707 days ago


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 1706 days ago

Tulip is my guess

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#12 posted 1706 days ago

My vote to poplar too

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#13 posted 1706 days ago

sapient pearwood?

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-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1706 days ago

i think or can only guess its poplar too. so when do we find out?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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