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Forum topic by cmr3 posted 06-26-2012 03:14 AM 676 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2012 03:14 AM

Hello Everyone,

I need help Identifying wood again, if anyone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it as everyone that replied last time was so helpful. Both pieces look to be hand carved to me, but I could be wrong let me know what you all think. Thanks again for the help I greatly appreciate it.


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#1 posted 06-26-2012 03:21 AM

The first one looks like walnut.

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 04:32 AM

I’d say walnut on the first one, too. The second one is tough, looks like it was sandblasted and flamed, perhaps pine.

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 11:49 AM

Given the prominent rays on the first piece, if it is a domestic wood, there are three possibilities. An oak, beech, or sycamore.

The grain is not ring porous enough like you would see in oak. Sycamore is diffuse porous, like beech, but the rays are not wide enough.

Beech. It could also be European beech. At lot of wooden objects from that part of the world are made of beech, especially from Germany. Our domestic beech and the European beech look just alike.

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#4 posted 06-26-2012 07:01 PM

they’re called ash trays, so they must be made out of ash, right?

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