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ZCStock

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03-29-2016 11:08 PM

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Im not sure what the wood that is used for the center piece of this cutting board is. Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you in advance.


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#1 posted 03-29-2016 11:13 PM

Walnut perhaps

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 11:17 PM

Up close end grain shots help.

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 01:22 AM

Here are end grain shots, one from each end. The very dark wood next to the center piece is Wenge, if that helps at all for a point of reference.

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#4 posted 03-31-2016 12:10 PM

Whatever it is, the pore pattern indicates that it is tropical.

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#5 posted 03-31-2016 12:57 PM



Whatever it is, the pore pattern indicates that it is tropical.

- WDHLT15

Yeh. The second end grain picture sure looks like bubinga, both from the pores and color. In the original picture the color seems off for that. Perhaps it is the lighting or from the finish.

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#6 posted 03-31-2016 04:00 PM


Whatever it is, the pore pattern indicates that it is tropical.

- WDHLT15

Yeh. The second end grain picture sure looks like bubinga, both from the pores and color. In the original picture the color seems off for that. Perhaps it is the lighting or from the finish.

- Kazooman

I was noticing some bubinga like traits as well, but after comparing several pictures from several different sites (and pinterests handy tool that brings up similar pins based on magnifying an image), I believe that it is some species of tropical walnut. The finish is just a simple mineral spirits and oil blend and it darkened the wood slightly but any bubinga that I have seen seems to be a bit darker even when unfinished. (Though I do think that it looks a bit darker in that photo than it does to my eye.)

I appreciate the input and the help everyone, it certainly narrowed down the scope of my search!

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#7 posted 04-02-2016 12:44 AM

Mahogany, African

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