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Forum topic by BeachedBones posted 07-27-2009 11:35 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2009 11:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood mystery

Here’s another mystery wood for you.

All I know about this wood is this, This is from some shipping pallets, they SHOULD be from South America. The wood is heavier than oak, pretty hard, and is very waxy. The wood feels like it was coated in a liberal coating of beeswax.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#1 posted 07-29-2009 03:16 AM

Looks like maple


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#2 posted 07-29-2009 03:40 AM

My guess is Eucalyptus or Radiata Pine

It looked like a pine to me, and I found an article about sources of pallet wood from S. America that mention these 2 species also.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#3 posted 07-29-2009 04:05 AM

Thanks very much for the info MattD, those links are fantastic. To me it does looks like one of those kinds of Eucalyptus. Now that I’m looking for it, it does smell faintly of Eucalyptus oil, and that would explain the waxy oily feeling of the wood. Good call!

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 08:10 AM

I remember a thread a while back about some kind of wood in the south that everyone avoids because it twists and checks too bad as it dries and is nearly worthless for woodworking. Just can’t think of the name right now.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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