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05-27-2012 01:03 AM

what is this? it is pretty heavy. I just ran it through the planner to get the true color of the wood.

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 01:11 AM

Is it very hard and dense ,looks like IPE or Brazilian cherry.

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 01:27 AM

brazillian walnut maybe. I have a braz. walnut board that they use for floors looks like this.

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 01:32 AM

It seems hard and dense to me, but I am very new at woodworking. Its harder and denser than the oak. About 1.5 times a heavy as the oak I have around. It did not like the sun, I moved it from where i picked it up and left it outside for a day and a half in the florida sun and some of top pieces started to crack on the ends. I was thinking Teak? It was laying on a concrete floor in mid Florida for years and had not began to rot. It was used in construction at Disney and it is all 2×4 dimesional lumber all about 3’ long. Im guessing its worth someting because the person that was storing it would not have stored it otherwise.

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 01:33 AM

The grain seems similar to oak, its not a totally smooth finish coming out of the planner.

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 02:54 AM

Yeah. Could be teak.

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 03:13 AM

That is Jatoba. AKA brazilian cherry. Very different than Ipe, not even close to south american walnut, and certainly not oak or teak.

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 03:24 AM

My vote is with Brazilian Cherry also. Very hard on the tools. Stains and glues well but can be a real PIA to work with. It is moderately priced, used many times as a substitute for more expensive exotics.

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 11:43 AM

Many thanks! I have nearly 100 36” 2×4s. Hard on the tools is not a good thing…

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#9 posted 05-27-2012 11:47 AM

It looks like Bubinga. Google it they look very similar. Brazzilian Cherry is also very dense. Really nice piece of wood.

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 02:10 PM

I am also leaning towards Brazilian Cherry. Very beautiful piece of wood.

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