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

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 07:39 PM

It’s gonna be Ipe or Cumaru. I promise. :)

Board is cut for decking. It looks exactly like that and is VERY dense and heavy. The interlocking grain is consistent with it as well.

You can easily tell if it’s Mahogany versus Ipe by cutting a small bit and putting it in water. The first will float, the second will sink. It it sinks there is no way it is Mahogany.

Cumaru has a distinctive smell when cut. I don’t have a word for it. It isn’t unpleasant. Maybe vanilla?

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