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

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 11:39 AM

Sorry….been pretty busy the last couple of days.
Just a quick response for now to the photo’s above. It looks to me like you do in fact have a mixed batch.
Top pic looks like micrantha….
Bottom pic looks like odorata
Maybe a bit more later.

I was also going to bring up your comment mid thread, about your dealer being sure that they’re getting what they’re asking for.
Thats really not the case, even with the largest, most trustworthy distributors. In instances like this, they probably wouldn’t even know, or care….simply because 99.9% of the time, it wouldn’t be an issue.
I’ve had a few instances over the last many years where material arrived(notably Sapele) and as soon as I looked at it….had a wtf moment?! Completly innocent on the wholesaler’s part…

BTW, yesterday I ‘googled’ “Dipteryx micrantha cumaru” which isn’t actually cumaru….
There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of pages calling micrantha ‘cumaru’. lol!
Gotta run…I’ll be back.

Great photo’s by the way!

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