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Forum topic by muleskinner posted 689 days ago 542 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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muleskinner

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689 days ago

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)

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patron

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#1 posted 689 days ago

i’d go with the 2×4

nice whareverwood

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 689 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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WDHLT15

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#3 posted 689 days ago

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.

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Jimbo4

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#4 posted 689 days ago

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 !

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#5 posted 689 days ago

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

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Gshepherd

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#6 posted 689 days ago

Gum????

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