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Forum topic by jfarms posted 02-28-2012 12:28 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jfarms

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02-28-2012 12:28 PM

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


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#1 posted 02-28-2012 12:47 PM

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

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 12:50 PM

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

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 07:00 PM

I agree with the crotch walnut

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 03:57 AM

Looks like walnut to me, too.

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

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 04:24 AM

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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#6 posted 02-29-2012 11:59 AM

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

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:16 PM

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.

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 02:54 PM

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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#9 posted 03-01-2012 04:15 AM

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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#10 posted 03-01-2012 04:22 AM

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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#11 posted 03-01-2012 04:44 AM

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 03-02-2012 05:23 AM

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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