New Burled Wood Longboard

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Project by Logan posted 07-22-2011 04:26 AM 3099 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Last longboard I completed. The top veneer sheet is some sort of burled wood I got from a friend, but I’m not quite sure what type of wood it is… any ideas?

-- Logan

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 04:43 AM

maybe amboyna? The back definitely looks like sapele.

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 04:11 PM

That would have been my first guess as well

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 04:29 PM

Logan , sorry can’t help with the wood type I be only guessing nice looking longboard

Ok this may be stupid ! What is the differents in a long board as per a short board ?

I’m not trying to be a smart a** , but I don’t even know what it is for I think it is for surfing

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 12:47 AM

Since you are on the west coast , It looks like Eucalyptus or Redwood burl that’s a guess through. I lived in L.A. for awhile and worked for a millwork co. there . That is what we used for local veneer. I remember surfing down there it was so cold a wet suit was mandatory goood luck hang ten as we used to say.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#5 posted 07-23-2011 05:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestions guys, this is actually a skateboard deck. the difference between a ‘skateboard’ and a ‘longboard’ is that one is for just cruising and one is used in skateparks for tricks and things.

-- Logan

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#6 posted 07-23-2011 05:23 PM

Too purty to stand on! Nice work. Have no idea about the type of wood burl.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-24-2011 01:46 PM


I remember skateboards

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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