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Forum topic by Mrowell posted 03-23-2016 02:24 AM 517 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mrowell

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03-23-2016 02:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood maple lumber question brazilian

Is anyone familiar with Brazilian maple? a friend of mine says he has a bunch of Brazilian maple I can have if I want it. I am not familiar with the species and can’t find much online about it other then companies selling ” Brazilian maple flooring”?? Any info would be great before I commit to driving an hour to get it

-- Matt R


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MadMark

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 02:28 AM

If its anything like jatoba (Brazillian Cherry) grab it!

M

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 12:06 PM

ive never heard of brazilian maple, but i think you should get it and post a couple pics.

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 01:18 PM

Guatambu, by another name. Definitely, grab it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 02:35 PM

http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood/hardwood-softwood-species/Pau-Marfim-Wood-Is-No-Featherweight-141929733.html

Here’s a link to the most “wordy” description of the wood I could find….
It seems to be the same species.

peace, T

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 03:41 PM

I’d never turn down free hardwood!

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#6 posted 03-23-2016 03:57 PM

I have hardwood floors in my house that the seller called Brazilian Maple.
After some research, I found it to be this wood.
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/goiabao.htm
The first 6 pics are an exact match for my floors.

What your friend has could be any of several different woods.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 02:58 AM

Thank you all for the input and info!! I’m going to try to meet up with him soon to get some!!

-- Matt R

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