Yet another wood id

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by muleskinner posted 10-02-2012 07:53 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View muleskinner's profile


674 posts in 1088 days

10-02-2012 07:53 PM

My wood identification skills are pretty limited. Basically, I can tell the difference between a sheet of plywood and a 2×4. So I’m wondering what this is. It’s from a pallet I dragged home from Sears so I’m assuming it’s of Asian origin. It’s hard and fairly heavy (I calculated these pieces at 4.8 lbs per board foot).
One neighbor thought it was cherry but I’m not comfortable taking advice from a man that had a Bachmann sign is his yard.

Your thoughts?

on edit: the second picture is a pretty darn good color representation. (at least on my monitor)

-- Visualize whirled peas

6 replies so far

View patron's profile


13034 posts in 1993 days

#1 posted 10-02-2012 07:57 PM

i’d go with the 2×4

nice whareverwood

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

14122 posts in 990 days

#2 posted 10-03-2012 02:31 AM

As many LJ’s have shown, it’s not always the type of wood. It’s how it’s processed. Looking forward to your project from this!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View WDHLT15's profile


1126 posts in 1127 days

#3 posted 10-03-2012 03:00 AM

Definitely looks non-native. Closest native wood would be heartwood hickory. But, I do believe that it is an import. The significant difference in the width of the growth rings also indicates tropical where the growing seasons are not as distinct as in the Northern Hemisphere, and the trees can show some weird growth patterns. In SE Brazil, the dormant season is only 4 yo 6 weeks versus many months in the US.

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

View Jimbo4's profile


1133 posts in 1414 days

#4 posted 10-03-2012 03:28 AM

Looks sorta kinda maybe perhaps like Lyptus? What’s the color, somewhere between mahagony and cherry? I have a piece, and the end grain kinda looks like it, plus the weight – HEAVY. AND, I gotta say it, just no two ways about it – burn that sign !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

View redryder's profile


2155 posts in 1753 days

#5 posted 10-03-2012 04:04 AM

This web site yields a lot of good information. Unfortunately, wood identification isn’t one of them…...............

-- mike...............

View Gshepherd's profile


1472 posts in 853 days

#6 posted 10-03-2012 04:19 AM


-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase