Unknown Wood Type for the bed

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Project by George Coles posted 386 days ago 1885 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a local Filipino hardwood. I have asked many people what it is called and have had many different answers. Three of them have called it Green Hood. It is a little difficult to work as it is subject to chipping but I think the finish is really nice. It does not come through on the photos, but the color is green and yellow. When you look from a different angle, the color changes. It has a lacquer finish with beeswax. I did not put a drawer at the head board end, as that is wear the bedside tables will be. Thanks for looking.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 386 days ago

Gorgeous wood. Beautiful project.

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#2 posted 386 days ago

Very nice bed and the wood is beautiful

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 386 days ago

Great looking build, very nice indeed. Doesn’t matter what the wood is called, as long as you can get more of it, it’s beautiful stuff. For difficult wood to work, you did a great job. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 386 days ago

that is a really nice, simple design, very well done.

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#5 posted 386 days ago

I really, really like the look of this. Great work. Personally, the only change I’d make is to use some sort of recessed handle on the drawers—the ones that are on there look like a skinned heal or gouged toe just waiting to happen.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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George Coles

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#6 posted 386 days ago

Thanks Garbonsi. I agree with you. As this was made for my daughter, she insisted on these handles. We brought them when travelling and she loves them. They are 120 mm under the bed some hopefully it is not my toes. Thanks.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#7 posted 386 days ago

looks really nice

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#8 posted 386 days ago

Customer is always right, even if they aren’t ?? I am envious of your wood choices. Nicely done.

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#9 posted 386 days ago

The bed looks great. The design is quite nice and the wood looks great. Whatever difficulties the wood posed you overcame them quite nicely.

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#10 posted 386 days ago

Whatever that wood is, it looks great. And so does the bed!

-- Dean

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#11 posted 386 days ago

Great wood, whatever it is! Love the design; I can’t show my wife this one or she’ll be bugging me to try and make a bed like it!

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#12 posted 386 days ago

That an incredible project! The wood is very interesting. I am stunned with your striking skills.

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#13 posted 386 days ago

Beautiful wood, beautiful finish, beautiful design!

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#14 posted 386 days ago

Hi George,
Outstanding work on those wood. I have the same stuff of wood at home but not plenty. Would it be a variety of teakwood… something called “Tiger Molave” —because of oil presence in the wood, the color green changes to brown or yellow when applied with finish lacquer.
I still hope, I will have time to visit you as we are in the same neighborhood. I am just so busy.

-- Bert

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