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Topic tags/keywords: question alder bubinga cocobolo oak purpleheart wenge cedar mahogany padauk willow basswood cherry maple pine walnut zebrawood

Ok the first one I thought was cherry but after comparing a piece of cherry to it!!!! well not cherry! end cut looks a little like walnut but the heart wood is redish and tight grained more than walnut. Its plains sort of easy and cuts easy. Is kinda heavy, and no smell.

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The next is really light in weigh, and has a very sweet smell. Its not sasafras, I was thinking cypress!!! Really soft wood, plains with ease.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)


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#1 posted 967 days ago

Cypress. Taxodium distichum.

Steve

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#2 posted 966 days ago

Sure looks like big leaf maple to me.

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#3 posted 965 days ago

If someone showed me pictures 5,6, 8 and said it was light, soft and sweet smelling, I’d guess red cedar. Bear in mind that I wouldn’t know Cypress from Crete if I was sitting on it.

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#4 posted 965 days ago

Australian Cypress. It looks like my floor.

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#5 posted 965 days ago

Thanks but I know its not red cedar I have a 8” X 8” X 8’ heart cut of cedar. I beleive it is cypress but its the other piece I am not sure about. I am leaning towards butternut because it is so close to the walnut family.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

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#6 posted 965 days ago

Thanks but I know its not red cedar I have a 8” X 8” X 8’ heart cut of cedar. I beleive it is cypress but its the other piece I am not sure about. I am leaning towards butternut but just not sure. Any way will make a beautiful project

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

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#7 posted 965 days ago

I think that the other piece is tropical. Notice the striped grain caused by interlocked grain common to mahogany.

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#8 posted 965 days ago

My first guess would have been walnut too.

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#9 posted 964 days ago

I can name them…....George and Gloria…. <grin>

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#10 posted 964 days ago

Have you considered a European walnut for the first board? It has a few characteristics of American Black walnut, but does not have the color.. more cream than chocolate and it has more contrast between early and late wood. Has open grain, but maybe half that of AB Walnut.

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#11 posted 961 days ago

I have finally figured out the second piece!!! It is juniper and man it made a nice table. Having a concrete top made and under the blue tape i have added a leather covered shelf. The top will be stained with a florida gater head is for a man cave.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

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