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Forum topic by Michaelmjc posted 10-04-2015 04:31 AM 879 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2015 04:31 AM

My wife wanted a new dining room table, so off we go to the lumber yard. She wants something that’s super rustic and weathered looking. We walked around the perimeter a few times before noticing an abandoned pile way in the back. The boards are super weathered, dirty… She loves them. They felt quite heavy, because of the weathered look I couldn’t figure out what they were. I was thinking maybe oak or hard maple. So we buy 7 boards, 8’ x 2” thick. I get them home and trim one down… As I pick up the off cut I notice the inside is pink! What the heck! So I resawed a small piece to see what’s inside. Look at this, who would have thought this ugly piece would be so beautiful.

I’m still not quite sure what it is. It’s extremely dense and heavy. It machines quite nice but has this gummy residue when sanding (like Purple Heart)

Any idea what type of wood this might be? I found on the wood database it could potentially be pink ivory?

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 04:34 AM

My friend it’s to damn pretty for a rustic table and you need to go back and get the rest of it fast!!!!!

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 04:36 AM

Forgot to say, they were charging $15 a board. 8’x5.5”x2.

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#3 posted 10-04-2015 04:42 AM

run don’t walk and grab up more of it. No idea what ir is other than gorgeous.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 05:36 AM

Yeah, So go get 6-10 . What you don’t use for the table you make a nice end table or night stand for the wife. Also nothing says you can’t dicker them down to $10 a board because it’s overly weathered. You got to work them really hard !!!

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 01:14 PM

Not sure where you live but it could be dogwood although I’ve never seen one at a mill.


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