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

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Tony_S

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 11:11 AM

Dumass me…forgot to post one of the links from the wood database.
http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/hardwood-anatomy/

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The end grain in your picture above doesn’t match any of the Cumaru end grain shots I can find.

The only ‘close’ match I can see to yours is Peruvian shihuahuaco / Dipteryx micrantha
Apparently a Cumaru substitute and vice versa.(happens all the time with a lot of imports/exotics)
True Cumaru is Dipteryx odorata.
Same Genus, different Species.
I’m stickin’ with Jarrah.
Splitting hairs in some sense, yes…but none the less, neither micrantha or odorata are as close a match to the op’s picture(on my monitor anyways) as Jarrah.
At the end of the day, it’s just an educated guess…..I’m no botanist by any stretch…just weird.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle


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