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04-04-2017 04:00 AM

Another identify this wood. Oak?


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#1 posted 04-04-2017 04:15 AM

Looks like red oak with some kind of stain on it.

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#2 posted 04-04-2017 08:20 AM

More than likely “Philippine Mahogany” a generic name for either
Luan
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/luan.htm
Or Meranti (probably Light Red if it is)
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/meranti.htm

A Shorea species of some description anyways….

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#3 posted 04-04-2017 12:20 PM

I am with Tony. Definitely tropical, most likely luan.

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2017 12:23 PM

It’s 1960s clamshell so it must be made of clams.

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 12:27 PM

Luan, most certainly not oak.

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#6 posted 04-04-2017 12:31 PM

I vote clamshell ;)
Having installed miles of the stuff, my guess would be sugerpine with stain finish.

I will edit and say clamshell casing is the cheapest of cheap, cheapest to install andI highly doubt this is anything but pine.
Luan is cheap but I’ve only ever seen it in veneers.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 04-04-2017 01:29 PM

Hard to be certain without viewing the end grain but IMHO this piece was moulded from flatsawn Honduran Mahogany (one of the genuine mahoganys). The small short dark dash marks (their color, orientation & arrangement) suggests to me that its not from either the Philippine Mahogany or African Mahogany groups.


Picture of flatsawn Honduran Mah.

Do you have a picture of the end grain which was cleanly cut???

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#8 posted 04-04-2017 05:36 PM

Ah, I also think it is also Honduran Mahogany. The trim of my entire house (built in the 50s) is this stuff.

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#9 posted 04-04-2017 07:13 PM

Mahogany.

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#10 posted 04-10-2017 01:23 PM



I vote clamshell ;)
Having installed miles of the stuff, my guess would be sugerpine with stain finish.

I will edit and say clamshell casing is the cheapest of cheap, cheapest to install andI highly doubt this is anything but pine.
Luan is cheap but I ve only ever seen it in veneers.

- CampD

Not a cheap house. High-end 1950s neighborhood. Unfortunately the previous owners went cheap on replacing every window in the house. So all this Mahagony wood trim frames windows with non-matching faux oak:

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#11 posted 04-10-2017 01:33 PM

Still looks good to me :)
Besides no one will realize the difference except us workers in wood :)

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