Is this wood Tamboti?

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Forum topic by kaurikid posted 12-31-2013 04:31 AM 1005 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2013 04:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood tamboti

A wooden floor manufacturer who has become a friend since living here in China gave me about half a cubic meter of wood offcuts each piece measuring around 35×25 x 5cm.

It was on a visit to his factory to pick up some teak I found him clearing up things in a warehouse. He pointed out some wood and asked if I could use it and as “free” is always affordable I loaded it up. He wasn’t sure but thought it had come from Africa about 10 years previous for a flooring project and some offcuts had been left stacked in a dark corner.

The wood is quite hard, turns well and gives off sort of a medicinal smell when cut. I’ve tried to photograph an accurate description of it so I hope someone out there recognises it. If there’s anything I forgot to add please ask.

Thanks for any help.

-- I started out with nothing and I still have a lot left!

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 04:38 AM

Look a lot so-called African Mahogany (Khaya). The pictures of Tamboti I’ve seen show a more highly figured wood. But I’m no expert.

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