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jonmakesthings

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05-09-2016 11:35 PM

Picked up this pallet from work and the wood just doesn’t look like your regular pine pallet wood. Any idea what it could be? I’m really not sure, I’m just going off of what I think it isn’t. Hoping for some free hardwood :)

A piece sanded down a bit

This piece makes me think oak

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?


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#1 posted 05-10-2016 01:57 AM

Looks like Walnut to me….

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 04:19 AM

Looks like Rubber wood are the pallets imported from Indonesia?
That’s my guess.

Aj

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 04:23 AM

Im pretty sure its US made

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 04:32 AM

i used some pallet wood that my hardwood flooring came on. i made some things with it and realized the latex smell was from the wood. get it wet and smell it, my rubber wood pallet was very light wood.

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 04:59 AM

Looks just like the Vietnam mystery wood that I have.

I Took a sample to a hardwood dealer, and the man in charge said it’s a mahogany, but could not I.D. the species because it is not a popular “furniture wood”, but a wood used for stuff like pallets and crates. Same verdict regarding a sample of Brazilian mystery wood I also showed him that day.

Do the letters VN appear anywhere on your pallet? VN = Vietnam. Look for an IPPC stamp. It will also say whether it was heat-treated (HT) or methyl bromide-treated (MB).

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 01:08 AM

Didnt see anything stamped on the pallet

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#7 posted 05-11-2016 11:39 AM

I think that it is tropical.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#8 posted 05-11-2016 01:19 PM

Seconded on walnut.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#9 posted 05-11-2016 02:51 PM

It does look like it a bit but I’m pretty sure its not walnut. it doesnt work, especially plane, like any walnut ive used.

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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#10 posted 05-14-2016 11:51 AM

It appears to have interlocked grain like one of the low grade mahoganys or luan.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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