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mnausa

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07-04-2014 04:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine maple

Are these legs maple? And the glued panel looks like pine but want to make sure. What do you guys and gals think?




-- Mike, Mississippi, www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-b-Perfect/169836013081912


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#1 posted 07-04-2014 06:11 PM

Can’t tell really well about the top, but I don’t think that it is pine. More like a hardwood (oak).
Where did the legs come from? They almost look like “rubber wood” from Asia.
More detail would help. End grain photos REALLY help.
Bill

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 06:16 PM

Looks pretty close to Oak to me.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 06:26 PM

I’d say some sort of Asian mystery wood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 06:45 PM

Looks like oak to me as well.

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 10:29 PM

Bill,
I think your right. I got on wood-database.com and it looks very similar. White Limba looks pretty close to but I doubt it’s that. I got access to a whole 18 wheeler load of this stuff. Its been in it for years (at least 6). Here is a pic of the end grain, along with a few things that came out of the trailer.

-- Mike, Mississippi, www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-b-Perfect/169836013081912

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 10:35 PM

That looks like Radiata Pine to me. Google it.

Chris

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#7 posted 07-05-2014 12:54 AM

The two end grain pics and the two pic after those are certainly of a tropical hardwood.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#8 posted 07-05-2014 04:35 AM

I agree with Bondo and Danny.

-- Practicing unfamiliar techniques on scrap before committing to the real piece leads to safe and reliable results.

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#9 posted 07-05-2014 01:20 PM

I’m also in the mystery asian wood boat

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#10 posted 07-05-2014 01:39 PM



I m also in the mystery asian wood boat

- TheWoodenOyster

HaHa Oyster .. a very visual image.

-- Practicing unfamiliar techniques on scrap before committing to the real piece leads to safe and reliable results.

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 08:51 PM

THANK YOU… i broke down a headboard from Pier One… and I was mystified by the wood… now I know it is Limba.. Thank you!!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#12 posted 07-11-2014 09:14 PM

That’s parawood—from a rubber tree in Asia. Or more accurately, from a latex producing tree.
I work on this stuff all the time.
It’s very stable, stains easily, finishes nicely, rarely has blemishes or serious movement. Parawood is usually harvested after the tree has stopped producing latex at around the 25 yr mark.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#13 posted 07-12-2014 01:35 AM

This is a very common wood that you see in low cost, imported furniture, particularly small dining tables and chairs. Take a look next time that you are in Walmart.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#14 posted 07-12-2014 11:02 PM

Thanks for everyone’s input.

-- Mike, Mississippi, www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-b-Perfect/169836013081912

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