LumberJocks

What kind of wood is this?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Notw posted 01-20-2015 02:22 AM 834 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Notw's profile

Notw

471 posts in 1219 days


01-20-2015 02:22 AM

Can anyone identify this wood? I was thinking an African mahogany but I’m not sure. Thanks


11 replies so far

View Grandpa's profile

Grandpa

3256 posts in 2141 days


#1 posted 01-20-2015 02:42 AM

Looks like it could be mahogany. That is my vote

View Jimbo4's profile

Jimbo4

1432 posts in 2228 days


#2 posted 01-20-2015 02:49 AM

Show the end grain.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5765 posts in 951 days


#3 posted 01-20-2015 02:50 AM

Kinda like sapele

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Notw's profile

Notw

471 posts in 1219 days


#4 posted 01-20-2015 03:00 AM

I’ll have to wait till tomorrow evening to get back in the shop and get an end grain picture

View ElChe's profile

ElChe

630 posts in 802 days


#5 posted 01-20-2015 04:23 AM

Im going to go with red meranti or maybe khaya. Just to be different. ;)

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1081 posts in 3272 days


#6 posted 01-20-2015 01:05 PM

Without smelling the sawdust . . . the best clue….I’d say you have sapele wood.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View Buckethead's profile

Buckethead

3140 posts in 1334 days


#7 posted 01-20-2015 01:29 PM

IMA say plain sawn wenge. Not based on any experience other than having seen terryR’s magnificent tote/knob upgrade.


That s an unbelievable till, Don. very inspiring! Nice to see someone loves woodworking and their tools that friggin much! :)

Jmart, I m making new wood for my Veritas next…got a favorite species?

...still 1.5 totes to go…

- terryR


-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

View Kalijah's profile

Kalijah

19 posts in 2807 days


#8 posted 01-20-2015 01:34 PM

Looks like Flat sawn Sapele to me

-- If you can't do it right the first time, then when are you going to find the time to do it right the second time...

View Notw's profile

Notw

471 posts in 1219 days


#9 posted 01-21-2015 02:31 AM

And the requested end grain picture

View Buckethead's profile

Buckethead

3140 posts in 1334 days


#10 posted 01-21-2015 02:42 AM

Can you also post a picture of the edge? (Quarter sawn grain)

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

View bobro's profile

bobro

308 posts in 776 days


#11 posted 01-21-2015 11:40 AM

There’s a kind of blur to the figure like in what a Mexican guy I knew sold generically as “granadillo”, but I think it’s one of the “Entandrophragma”, African mahoganies, Sapele, Utile, one of those.

-- Lao Ma: You are so full of anger and hatred. Xena: Everybody's gotta be full of something.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com