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

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MrFid

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 06:46 PM

Not a scientist but here’s from the Cumaru entry of wooddatabase.com:

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .86, 1.09

So to me that looks like sometimes it’ll float, sometimes it’ll sink. If I’m reading it right, floating or sinking is not necessarily a bellwether for cumaru.

To me it looks like cumaru, which I’ve laid my deck with. And there is a notable smell to cumaru, especially when cut. Never worked with Jarrah yet.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.


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