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Posted on Can anyone tell me the identification of this wood?

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 03:29 AM

I work with exotics almost daily. Mexican Bocote I see is usually much darker than that. A very dark brown to an almost black wood with thinner creme to yellowish growth rings. It is very dense with very little pore structure that can be seen and is an oilier wood. If your board has any open pore structure, I doubt it is Bocote.
But from the shots i see, I’m leaning towards the Sapele/African mahogany identification. Both are heavier and more dense than some of the other mahoganies and have much more pronounced grain contrast.

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