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#1 posted 01-29-2018 09:42 PM

The wood that s in the picture looks a lot like port orford cedar. It also looks a lot like cedar of Lebanon. They will both have a lovely aromatic smell. Port orford smells like ginger and cedar of Lebanon smells like god. :)

- Aj2

??? Looks nothing like Port Orford…

Looks more like Paulownia, which is very common over there.

- gargey

It is my understanding that paulownia is not too common much of anywhere…that’s why they buy a lot of it here. When I first looked at what it is I thought of paulownia as well, they hold that wood in high regard for certain things. Not real sure if casing a bottle of special whiskey is one of them though. I have heard that ashes are intered in paulownia wood urns, and that fathers give their daughters a “dowery” made of it.
All that said, I am not seeing the big open pores typically in paulownia. Paulownia is also more gray in color with sometimes purple hues running thru the grain, but then again that is a pretty poor photo for detail…could maybe be paulownia on second look. Here is some photos of some of mine…

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