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wannadoitall

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11-04-2010 07:51 AM

Hello all,

I have been looking for a rare variety of wood for some time now and cannot seem to locate it. I was wondering if any of you might have any ideas. Here is a link about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_seyal

It is commonly known as Red Acacia (as there are many other varieties of Acacia). Can anyone think of a source, or a good place to look for the rarest of rare suppliers?

Much appreciated!

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"


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bent

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 02:06 PM

try the wood collectors society, they specialize in hard to find woods. i think they have a buy/sell section on their site where you could request it.

http://www.woodcollectors.org/

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 02:34 PM

You might try www.woodfinder.com

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 03:08 PM

Just curious – is this the variation of Acacia that you think was used to build the arc of the covenant?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 03:16 PM

I’ve seen Acacia from time to time on eBay.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 03:26 PM

woodfinder.com

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wannadoitall

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 09:18 PM

Thanks everyone, I am definitely going to look into all of your suggestions, thanks for taking the time to help me out on this one!

Rich – Yes, I believe it was, as I think that’s the general consensus. The Hebrew word used “shittah/shittim” is generally acknowledged to be Red Acacia by native speakers. What are your thoughts? I want to use it for a project I’ve been asked to do for our church.

Thanks!

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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wannadoitall

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 12:50 AM

Interesting to see so many online wood suppliers that name their business after Acacia wood, but don’t carry any supply of Acacia at all. ? I don’t get it. They are a common tree even today, must I start my own business supplying it to the U.S.! (yeah right) :)

signed,
frustrated in california

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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newwoodbutcher

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 06:58 PM

Try Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America. They are located in Carlsbad CA (San Diego County).

-- Ken

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wannadoitall

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#9 posted 11-06-2010 07:46 AM

Thanks Ken – I’m on it…

Will keep you guys posted.

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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