Can anyone help me identify this wood species?

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Forum topic by WiddlingWaldo posted 12-21-2016 08:34 PM 708 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2016 08:34 PM

I am carving some spoons and I’d like to know if they will be food safe. Thank you. Here are some pictures.

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#1 posted 12-30-2016 04:15 AM

I think it looks like mahogany (mind you, mahogany is less A species when it comes to woodworking and more like “a whole bunch of trees no one has ever heard of kinda look like mahogany so we’ll call it that” Did the boards come from a furniture maker?

To the best of my ability to determine, mahogony only irritates some people as dust.

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#2 posted 12-30-2016 01:22 PM

Raw stick of wood looks like well weathered oak to me. Was it from a pallet or piece of furniture? As long as it wasn’t pressure treated (it doesn’t look) you should be fine.

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#3 posted 12-30-2016 02:26 PM

White oak.


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