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07-26-2017 12:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question wood

Good Evening,

Can anyone tell what kind of wood this is? The guy at the hardwood store didn’t even know so he gave it to me for 10 bucks. Love the grain texture just don’t have a clue what is is


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#1 posted 07-27-2017 03:04 AM

Need more pics

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 04:20 AM

Looks kind of like wenge but the color
is off from what I’ve seen before.

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 09:30 AM



Need more pics

- TheFridge


Yep
Clear close up’s and clear close up end grain pics, as well.

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 11:36 PM

Here is the end grain:

Here is a closeup:

And here it is with a price of walnut for color reference

It has a weight and density pretty similar to hard Maple. I haven’t done anything with it yet so I don’t know how it acts when cut.

Thanks again!

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 01:28 AM

Looks like wenge to me.

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#6 posted 07-28-2017 03:22 PM

I usually think Loren has a decent idea, but this time I quickly disagree. That is not wenge. The grain pattern of wenge is quite easily identified in that the grain, as it moves to being flatsawn, has little jogs in the line sorta like an EKG (see Wood Database link and look on the right side of the sample). Wenge also has large open pores that can be seen on the face of the board. The color, though not a dealbreaker, is also off quite a bit.

Wenge

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 03:53 PM

Looks like Chupacabra to me.

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 07:30 PM

My guess would be Ipe, but there are so many different exotics out there that look similar, who can tell?

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#9 posted 07-28-2017 11:12 PM



My guess would be Ipe, but there are so many different exotics out there that look similar, who can tell?

- splintergroup

This crossed my mind too. It’s much harder than hard maple, but the endgrain is potentially consistent with it. It’s easy to rule out because Ipe is one of a handful of woods that sink in water.

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 11:22 PM

My guesses are Shedua or Katalox. What ever it is sure ain’t pretty.

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#11 posted 07-29-2017 01:45 AM

I was semi convinced on wenge but the place I buy from sells a ton of wenge so I “think” they would know it. The grayish/olive color is what is throwing me off. I will throw it in some water tomorrow and see if it floats. I’ve dug through the wood database for a while today any thoughts on Burmese Blackwood?

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#12 posted 07-29-2017 01:54 PM

Limba

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