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Posted on Identifying Walnut vs Teak

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 07:21 PM

I’m going with walnut. Teak starts amber and turns light as time passes, almost like sun bleached white oak.

Similarly, Walnut starts off dark brown and fades to light brown (as the above photos show) over time.

The color, grain pattern, light figuring, and wide open pores tell me that it’s walnut. The last picture looks like quarter sawn. The other photos show mostly flat sawn and light grain figuring (also prevalent with walnut). One piece looks like a weird cross-grain cut with lots of grain runout which is structurally undesired. I would doubt that it is composed of both teak and walnut as that would be as noticeable as mixing pine with red oak.

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