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Forum topic by HarveyDunn posted 08-19-2015 08:21 PM 657 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HarveyDunn

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08-19-2015 08:21 PM

I’ve been hired to do some illustrations for a book on interior decorating. One of the concepts is “wood comes in many different colors – it isn’t just brown”. Can anyone help me identify the 16 species shown in this photo?

Doesn’t have to be perfect, just reasonably correct.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 11:03 PM

They are all poplar stained differently.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 11:53 PM

OK, let me phrase it differently: if I were to say that each of these was a different species coated with a clear coat, which species would you say each one was? #1 = ebony; #12 = maple, what’s reasonable to call the ones inbetween?

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#3 posted 08-20-2015 01:02 AM

Some of them look identical to me or nearly so, but I’ll help you out with a few suggestions. Someone else could fill in the rest or give all their own suggestions.

3: Bloodwood
4: mahogany
6: poplar
7: cedar
9 or 11: Osage orange
12: mulberry
13: cherry
14 or 15 could be ash

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 01:40 AM

2: purpleheart
14 or 15 or both: southern yellow pine
6: looks like poplar sapwood (the ugly part)
8: maple
13: cherry

This “project” could be a good resource for you: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5652

Wasn’t mine originally, but it has been fun to play with on occasion.

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#5 posted 08-20-2015 02:32 AM

4 could be walnut burl
6 could be persimmon
10 could be mahogany
14 or 15 could be maple or birch
16 could be holly or basswood

All guesswork, clearly.

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#6 posted 08-20-2015 02:32 AM

Double post, for some reason. Can’t delete it. (arrrg !)

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 08:51 AM

Try here
http://www.wood-database.com/

If multiple woods fit the colour, use the one you’ve heard of most :)

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

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