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Project by goldenhands posted 11-06-2009 09:07 PM 2562 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 11-06-2009 09:19 PM


-- Billp

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 09:21 PM

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 11-06-2009 09:28 PM

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

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#4 posted 11-06-2009 09:29 PM

Looks like oak to me.

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

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#5 posted 11-06-2009 09:29 PM

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 11-06-2009 09:32 PM

Nice work!

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#7 posted 11-06-2009 09:33 PM

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 11-06-2009 10:07 PM

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 11-06-2009 10:12 PM

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 11-06-2009 10:27 PM


-- 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 11-06-2009 10:35 PM

Tulip is my guess

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

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 10:50 PM

My vote to poplar too

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#13 posted 11-06-2009 11:13 PM

sapient pearwood?

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 11:21 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 11-06-2009 11:56 PM

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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