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jfarms

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875 days ago

Looking for some input into what wood was used here to make these panels. Thanks for your help.


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Tony_S

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#1 posted 875 days ago

Not the greatest picture, but my first impression was/is Crotch Walnut.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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#2 posted 875 days ago

First thing that came to mind was palisander.
Googled it and it looks to be a match.

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#3 posted 875 days ago

I agree with the crotch walnut

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 874 days ago

Looks like walnut to me, too.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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David Grimes

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#5 posted 874 days ago

end grain pine with minwax polyshades.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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jfarms

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#6 posted 874 days ago

My client has a handyman telling her it’s Tiger Wood and she’s convinced that it is.

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Tony_S

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#7 posted 874 days ago

Ask her to do a Google search for ‘Goncalo Alves’ (Tigerwood) and check ‘images’. That should…unconvince…her.
Now way is the wood in that picture Tigerwood.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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richgreer

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#8 posted 874 days ago

I’m quite confident it is walnut. Walnut comes in different shades of darkness and this is darker than most walnut (that could be partially due to how it was finished). I have worked with walnut that is this dark and even darker. I’ll be posting a project with in a week with walnut that is as dark as this.

It is definitely not Tiger Wood (Goncala Alves).

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

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BentheViking

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#9 posted 873 days ago

Another vote for it not being tiger wood…or as us flooring guys call it brazilian koa

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 873 days ago

No need to google it hers’s the place to look.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ocwoodworker

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#11 posted 873 days ago

I’m going out on a limb here but my first impression is that it’s Koa.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#12 posted 872 days ago

Koa can certainly look like that, but it’s hard to believe that you’d find koa in Maine. When you say Tiger wood are you referring to Gongalo Alves? Don’t think so. If this is an old piece, I would suggest Cuban mahogany. It has those color tones, was used extensively for boat building and cabinetry. It’s almost impossible to buy now, but I have some that is ten years old and it certainly has that type of grain pattern and rich red tone.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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