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Forum topic by muleskinner posted 10-02-2012 07:53 PM 582 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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)

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

i’d go with the 2×4

nice whareverwood

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#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!

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#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.

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#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 !

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#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…...............

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


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