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Elizabeth

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11-06-2013 11:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: identify wood species

I bought these two boards on Sunday at an estate sale…does anyone recognize the species?

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Chuck Anstrom

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 11:05 PM

Mahogany

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 11:08 PM

Looks like locust to me. But it also looks like walnut as well. Does it smell like walnut?

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 11:14 PM

I’m with Chuck on this one; my guess is mahogany also.

-- Once harm is done, even a fool understands it. Homer

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 11:15 PM

The color and fine, even grain makes me think mahogany. Wipe some shellac or poly on one. Mahogany turns a honey amber color under clear finish.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 11:15 PM

I’m with Chuck Anstrom on this one.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 11:23 PM

Philippine Mahogany. aka Luaun except in solid form.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 12:36 AM

I’m in Dallas’s camp.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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sixstring

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 12:39 AM

philippine or indonesian mahogany. i think the indo version is redder?

nice find!!!

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 12:41 AM

I’m with Lauan aka Meranti.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 01:32 AM

Another vote for one of the mahoganys.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 01:34 AM

another mahogany vote.

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 01:37 AM

another mahogany vote

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 01:47 AM

I thought Lauan – Phillipine “Mahogany”. It’s the stuff you find
on the back of 1/4” paneling and other plywoods at home centers.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#14 posted 11-07-2013 02:00 AM

Caution, It can get furry and those tiny slivers really dig in. Use a sealer/wash of just about anything from Shellac to Epoxy to help. It takes weeks to get all that stuff out of your skin.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 02:01 AM

Sapele which is a type of mahogany?

-- Sparks

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