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03-07-2013 05:53 AM

I’m not sure what kind of wood this is any help would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 03-07-2013 06:17 AM

looks like ceder from the pictures, but it is hard to tell without having the wood in your hands.

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 06:28 AM

Seems harder than cedar should be, but I have some cedar and ill mill it up to compare.

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 06:50 AM

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 06:52 AM

Red oak.

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 07:01 AM

Red oak fits too, it would be more common to see red oak 4×4’s rather than cherry.

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 11:52 AM

I’m seeing something completely different on my monitor.

My initial reaction was Sapele, but started to doubt myself in regards to the color(although color alone is never a good identifier) Seems a bit TOO light in color for Sapele.
Next best guess for me would be some ‘type’ of ‘Philippine Mahogany’, or Meranti. I say ‘type’ because that could be 20 or more different species that look similar.

I see (second and third pic mainly)
Brownish/pink color.
Semi open ‘velvety’ type grain.
Slight ribboning in the quartered face.

Better close ups would help.

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 12:55 PM

My first impression is that it is tropical and in the Mahogany family.

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 01:01 PM

A close up of the end grain would help, I’m thinking red oak. Where did it come from?

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 01:05 PM

I would guess red oak based on the pictures.

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 01:40 PM

The striations push me to something in the mahogany family. But, tough to say based on these pictures.

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#11 posted 03-07-2013 01:56 PM

My first impression was a type of mahogany. Hard to see it though.

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#12 posted 03-07-2013 03:39 PM

My first guess was red oak also, but some of the pictures got me thinking it might be something in the mahogany family. Where it came from and some better pictures might be very helpful.

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#13 posted 03-07-2013 03:46 PM

Looks like cherry to me, the grain just doesn’t look like red oak, but then it is hard to tell from the picture.

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#14 posted 03-07-2013 06:42 PM

If you were anywhere near tejas I would say mesquite, or pecan. It looks very pecanish. both can get quite heavy. but being from where you are at???

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#15 posted 03-07-2013 08:22 PM

Looking at the pics, it gave me the warm and fuzzy feeling it was Santos Maogany looking….. Is it very heavy?

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