LumberJocks

wood ID for curiosity

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 10-31-2012 04:12 PM 815 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

16567 posts in 1203 days


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.


12 replies so far

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 3165 days


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

My guess is Spalted Black Walnut crotched wood!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View Ripthorn's profile

Ripthorn

1030 posts in 1850 days


#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

View Cosmicsniper's profile

Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 2024 days


#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.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

View JoeyG's profile

JoeyG

1270 posts in 1491 days


#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?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15919 posts in 3083 days


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

Looks like cocobolo with heavy sapwood to me.

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

View Tennessee's profile

Tennessee

1775 posts in 1380 days


#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.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

View Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

5525 posts in 2174 days


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

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

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

3066 posts in 1216 days


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

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

-- Bondo Gaposis

View BentheViking's profile

BentheViking

1757 posts in 1429 days


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

short leaf acacia?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

View TexPenn's profile

TexPenn

447 posts in 2553 days


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

Spalted Soft Maple

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

12552 posts in 1555 days


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

No guesses but I want some!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View Roger's profile

Roger

16466 posts in 1669 days


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

I’m with Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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

HomeRefurbers.com