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Monte Pittman

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10-31-2012 04:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question

Bench at the house where the stairs were built. Called it “Meesha” wood. I could find no referenceto it.

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


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 04:24 PM

My guess is Spalted Black Walnut crotched wood!

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 04:32 PM

Could be Bastogne walnut, or could be one of the rosewoods (cocobolo, for example).

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 04:35 PM

I’ve made boxes of red cedar that was crotched up like this. However, a parts of the lamination looks to be walnut to my eyes. Tough call though.

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 04:45 PM

I was thinking a rosewood of some sort. It has the look of Bolivian rosewood in places.

But I don’t think it is. Can you tell us more about it. Was it a heavy dense wood?

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 05:29 PM

Looks like cocobolo with heavy sapwood to me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 06:04 PM

If it is hard, dense and very heavy, vote for cocobolo. If it is somewhat lighter, even mahogany weight, it is probably crotch black walnut with sapwood in the blend.

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 10:13 PM

The photos are not very sharp but I would also guess cocobolo

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#8 posted 11-01-2012 12:06 AM

I’m guessing cocabolo also, but would need to feel how heavy it is.

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 12:09 AM

short leaf acacia?

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#10 posted 11-01-2012 02:04 AM

Spalted Soft Maple

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 02:19 AM

No guesses but I want some!

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 02:33 PM

I’m with Andy

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