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Forum topic by Joni Hamari posted 02-09-2012 09:05 PM 1878 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joni Hamari

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02-09-2012 09:05 PM

Rescued some figured pieces from a firewood lot, they grew in Phoenix, AZ…the wood appears to be cherry, or similar.
Very hard, smells a bit like Oak, sort of a bitter tannin scent, the photo colors are pretty accurate, orangy pink tint, lighter sap layer with dark inclusions occasionally…Great Figure! The Bark is very coarse in some areas, and smooth like Eucalyptus in others. Sands out silky smooth…

Anyone have an idea what it is? I’d love to find more of it!

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com


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grizzman

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 09:27 PM

wow it is beautiful, i dont know what it is, but man, you scored a good one

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 09:52 PM

Google redwood burl. That’s what it looks like to me.

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

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Joni Hamari

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 10:05 PM

Definitely not Redwood…I work with a lot of that…this is hardwood, about 18-20 inch diameter. First thought it was Eucalyptus, but that didn’t fit once we cut into it.

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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Luke

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 10:14 PM

Mesquite?

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timjr

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 06:47 AM

looks a little like manzanita to me.

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 11:29 AM

You’ve scored some beautiful wood! I’m always on the lookout for ugly logs. Just remove the ugly (or use it as a feature!) and you’ll find beauty inside.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 02:24 PM

That’s beautiful Joni, outstanding grain. Whatcha going make?

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Joni Hamari

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 07:18 PM

Thanks for everyone’s replies…I still am not certain, but I am leaning towards a fruitless Cherry…not common here, but a possibility. Just with wild figured grain!
So far just a couple cutting boards have been cut from it to see how it works…Unfortunately since it was a a firewood lot, it had been butchered into small chunks! Can you imagine the slabs from it if it had been cut with sense?
Hal, I’ve never seen ugly logs!

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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dsz123

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 07:29 PM

If you’re serious about getting an ID, the Forest Service will identify wood samples. Your tax dollars at work, right here: http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/centers/woodanatomy/wood_idfactsheet.php

But it does take a while – 6-8 weeks.

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Joni Hamari

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 11:01 PM

That’s a great link! I’ll send a sample in…

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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