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Forum topic by 489tad posted 07-17-2014 09:18 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-17-2014 09:18 PM

I’m not sure what this is. Beautiful but unknown. Sorry the picture is not great. The veneer has a orange brown color to it. Thanks guys

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 10:15 PM

All I can think of is curly redwood but its a wild guess

Does it have a scent?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 10:21 PM

I’ve seen sapele that looks kinda like that.

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 11:52 PM

The first thing that came to mind is Bubinga Pommele.

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 01:55 AM

I vote bubinga as well.

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#5 posted 07-18-2014 02:06 AM

Redwood. Some mineral spirits on a small section will show the color more accurately.

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#6 posted 07-18-2014 02:07 AM

My first thought was waterfall bubinga

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#7 posted 07-18-2014 10:50 AM

Waterfall Bubinga. Guard it with your life!

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#8 posted 07-18-2014 12:45 PM

Thanks guys. I look into the bubinga.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 12:48 PM

Holy crap. Whatever it is, its amazing.

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#10 posted 07-19-2014 12:28 AM

looks like salmon swinging upstream

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 12:46 AM

That picture does not do it justice. Rory of Rare Woods USA is going with water fall bubinga.
Three sheets 15” x 15”. I don’t think I’m worthy to mess with that quality.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 07-20-2014 04:22 AM

Waterfall Bubinga it is. I use it quite often.

Nick – Romeoville, IL

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#13 posted 07-20-2014 04:55 AM

It’s definitely waterfall bubinga. I have a few pieces as well.

Certainly wood, who I purchased it from also calls it Kewazinga

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