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Forum topic by Brad posted 09-05-2014 07:41 PM 1520 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2014 07:41 PM

Can you identify this wood?

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 07:55 PM

Brazillian Cherry aka Jatoba?

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 08:16 PM

it might be teak.?? Alistair

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 08:22 PM

I’m just throwing this out there: gancalo alves?

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#4 posted 09-05-2014 08:27 PM

Mahogany

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#5 posted 09-05-2014 08:32 PM

I’m not sure, but it’s definitely pretty!

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#6 posted 09-05-2014 08:36 PM

End grain picture please?

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#7 posted 09-05-2014 08:49 PM

Canarywood?

Endgrain pics would help.

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#8 posted 09-05-2014 09:34 PM

I’d also say Jatoba

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#9 posted 09-05-2014 09:36 PM

Jatoba

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#10 posted 09-05-2014 09:47 PM

Looks like some mahogany I have at the house, is it easily worked?

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#11 posted 09-05-2014 09:48 PM

Looks very much like Canarywood to me.

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#12 posted 09-05-2014 09:54 PM

Jatoba is about 52 pounds per cubic foot. You could measure and weigh it to elliminate that.

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#13 posted 09-05-2014 09:56 PM

From Hobbit house Honduran Mahogany

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#14 posted 09-05-2014 11:38 PM

It’s fun to try to find ways to distinguish between the most common answers. Of the three Wood Database only lists Canarywood as having a “distinct scent when cutting”. The three also have fairly different janka hardnesses. Compared to a common domestic wood (maple). If it seems softer, it could be mahogany; if it seems the same, canarywood; if it seems much harder, jatoba. Honduran mahogany is going to be less than 40 pounds per cubic foot (get the calculator out) while the other two will be over 50.

Finally, if you can provide a GOOD picture of the endgrain we could probably distinguish the three from that.

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#15 posted 09-06-2014 12:34 AM

I like to see the end grain, but as far as I can tell, it is a middle-eastern walnut more likely from Turkey.

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