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Forum topic by Stanley Coker posted 08-27-2009 01:08 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stanley Coker

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08-27-2009 01:08 PM

This is a table that I made with some wood from an old pallet that a friend gave me. I have no idea what Kind of wood it is, but the pallet had writing on it from I think the far east area


-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 03:49 PM

No idea what the wood is but your table is beautiful.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-27-2009 04:16 PM

ditto from above ,
you can get your table to here ,
you have to edit your post ,
and just bracket the http with ! ( exclamation points )
on both ends tight to address ,
it will show here .
if you have to go back to photo bucket to do this ,
set up first ! point and drag – directlink to it ,
and ! .
it should appear here for all to see .
welcome !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 04:39 PM

sure looks like mahogany or sappelle.

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 05:29 PM

It could be figured Mahogany, bees-wing Makore or bees-wing Andiroba. Take a look at this veneer related site.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#5 posted 08-27-2009 05:59 PM

It’s quite vibrant and beautiful! And this was a pallet? The redness of the wood makes me think of Bubinga, Mahogany, Sapele, Padouk, but the lighting could be tricking us. The Andiroba I have is quite dull and tan, but that may be just the sample that I have. Do you have additional photos in natural lighting? It would be nice to see more of this beauty.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Stanley Coker

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#6 posted 08-27-2009 08:58 PM

Yes this was from a pallet that a friend saved for me. He has a carpet tufting plant and I think he got this on a load of yarn that he got in. He knew I had a woodworking shop and saved it for me. He said that he was about to put in the dumpster. When I was sanding the wood it had a of pepper like smell. I wish I could find some more. It is suprising where you can find some great looking wood.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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