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Forum topic by Marcus posted 04-14-2013 05:39 PM 598 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marcus

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04-14-2013 05:39 PM

I bought a good deal of lumber from a cabinet maker going out of business and there were about 25 bd ft of the this wood. He remembers it being bocote, but wasn’t sure. It kind of looks like wenge to me, but I am not too familiar w/ exotics (not too familiar being not at all). It’s a very dense/heavy wood, seems to want to spinter easily, but also seems to work nicely (if that makes sense).


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#1 posted 04-14-2013 06:07 PM

Holy crap – - – a Wenge window sill?

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 06:15 PM

Hah, I wish max. I just put a piece by the window to get some natural light.

James, have you worked with both wedge and bocote? Just from looking at photos, they looks so close, so trying to differentiate.

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 06:22 PM

Looks like Wenge, no doubt.

Ive got about 800 bd ft of 8/4 in the shop right now….wear gloves.

-- Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 06:29 PM

800 bd ft of wenge? That’s crazier than a wenge window sill! Thanks for the feedback tony.

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 06:45 PM

Yep…800.

All for someone who is willing to pay an ungodley amount of money for 2 sets of stair treads and 2 large landing plates.

-- Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 08:29 PM

My vote goes for Wenge as well.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 04-14-2013 08:39 PM

Marcus....nice score…a gloat for sure

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 09:01 PM

From the sounds of it, I have some wenge

I averaged about $2/bdft on 200 bdft of this, some 4/4 walnut and mostly 8/4 curly cherry. Made him an offer on basically all he had left and he was happy to take it to avoid the hassle of Craigslist buyers.

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 09:16 PM

Sounds like an awesome score Marcus!

-- Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

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#10 posted 04-14-2013 09:52 PM

That’s Wenge, alright. You have hit the lumber lotto!

-- Rick Wood TheWoodYard.com

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