Unknown Wood Type for the bed

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Project by George Coles posted 04-03-2013 09:01 AM 3208 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a local Filipino hardwood. I have asked many people what it is called and have had many different answers. Three of them have called it Green Hood. It is a little difficult to work as it is subject to chipping but I think the finish is really nice. It does not come through on the photos, but the color is green and yellow. When you look from a different angle, the color changes. It has a lacquer finish with beeswax. I did not put a drawer at the head board end, as that is wear the bedside tables will be. Thanks for looking.

-- George Coles,

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 09:13 AM

Gorgeous wood. Beautiful project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 10:52 AM

Very nice bed and the wood is beautiful

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 11:46 AM

Great looking build, very nice indeed. Doesn’t matter what the wood is called, as long as you can get more of it, it’s beautiful stuff. For difficult wood to work, you did a great job. Thanks for showing.

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 12:26 PM

that is a really nice, simple design, very well done.

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 01:06 PM

I really, really like the look of this. Great work. Personally, the only change I’d make is to use some sort of recessed handle on the drawers—the ones that are on there look like a skinned heal or gouged toe just waiting to happen.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 01:25 PM

Thanks Garbonsi. I agree with you. As this was made for my daughter, she insisted on these handles. We brought them when travelling and she loves them. They are 120 mm under the bed some hopefully it is not my toes. Thanks.

-- George Coles,

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 01:25 PM

looks really nice

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 02:20 PM

Customer is always right, even if they aren’t ?? I am envious of your wood choices. Nicely done.

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 07:17 PM

The bed looks great. The design is quite nice and the wood looks great. Whatever difficulties the wood posed you overcame them quite nicely.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 04-03-2013 07:30 PM

Whatever that wood is, it looks great. And so does the bed!

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#11 posted 04-03-2013 08:29 PM

Great wood, whatever it is! Love the design; I can’t show my wife this one or she’ll be bugging me to try and make a bed like it!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 04-03-2013 09:00 PM

That an incredible project! The wood is very interesting. I am stunned with your striking skills.

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#13 posted 04-03-2013 10:58 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful finish, beautiful design!

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#14 posted 04-03-2013 11:02 PM

Hi George,
Outstanding work on those wood. I have the same stuff of wood at home but not plenty. Would it be a variety of teakwood… something called “Tiger Molave” —because of oil presence in the wood, the color green changes to brown or yellow when applied with finish lacquer.
I still hope, I will have time to visit you as we are in the same neighborhood. I am just so busy.

-- Bert

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