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Forum topic by RyanC posted 09-20-2012 02:00 AM 986 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2012 02:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood teak question

Not sure if this is the right location for this but I was hoping someone here could help identify this wood.

I have a co-worker that has these in boards that are about 3.5” x 1.5” and 7 feet long. He has a bunch that has just been sitting around for a while.

I brought one home to plane it and check it out. Does anyone have a guess as to what it could be? I have looked online but nothing I have seen matches it.

My best guess is teak. It isn’t nearly as oily as I would expect but it has been sitting for a while.

The one picture is of a small piece that I stained with tung oil.

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 02:37 AM

with over 40 specie of Mahogany, my first guess is one of them

pic #1 … ? perhaps I am wrong again

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 03:49 AM

Is it very heavy? My first guess is Santos Mahogany. Very hard and heavy stuff….....

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 07:29 AM

I’m not very familiar with a lot of different wood species, but my first thought was Jatoba.

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#4 posted 09-23-2012 09:16 PM

If you can post a pic of the end grain and describe the weight.

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#5 posted 09-23-2012 09:37 PM

If it is heavy, it looks alot like some re-claimed elm that we have used recently, heavy tight grain structure in the 1/4 and very slightly waxy. brown to darker carmel brown color, with the sap coming almost to blonde?? good of guess as any i spose.

What does it taste like ;)

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