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Identifying Wood

by Woodyvolt
posted 06-16-2021 02:43 PM


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#1 posted 06-16-2021 02:46 PM

This is a pic of the end grain from the last photo, hope it is adequate to get information for ID.

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 03:39 PM

Looks like cherry.

Getting better with the end grain closeup, but the surface is too rough for any real info. A few swipes with a hand plane would do wonders.

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#3 posted 06-16-2021 03:40 PM

+1 for Cherry.

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#4 posted 06-17-2021 01:30 AM

This was identified as Sapele. Just wanting a verify.

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#5 posted 06-17-2021 01:32 AM

It looks like Sapele.

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#6 posted 06-17-2021 01:32 AM


End grain for the Sapele sample. Doing my best to show the end grain large and light enough. I’ve got this wood stacked in a shed and a little hard to the lower boards for additional pics.

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#7 posted 06-17-2021 12:06 PM

Next on the list Wood 07

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#8 posted 06-17-2021 12:07 PM


End grain for Wood 07

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#9 posted 06-17-2021 07:51 PM

7 looks like mahogany from the end grain. A bit light in color though. A few passes with a hand plane would show more.

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#10 posted 06-17-2021 11:40 PM

BlueRidgeDog,

Thanks for the reply. I’ve got these boards stacked in a pile in a shed, and to get to the board, and plane the end, would require some un-stacking. Probably won’t do that right now but, sometime in the near future. I’ve got several more pictures of wood types to send, with hopefully, enough visibility to verify the wood type.

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#11 posted 06-18-2021 12:59 AM

Wood 08

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#12 posted 06-18-2021 01:00 AM

Wood 08 end grain. Best I could do on end grain pic.

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#13 posted 06-18-2021 01:17 AM

5 and 7 could be mahogany Honduras would be nice.
8 could be Bubinga or tiger wood both poisonous to me.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#14 posted 06-18-2021 05:50 PM

is #08 heavy?

Kinda looks like Jatoba (Brazillian Cherry)

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#15 posted 06-18-2021 08:17 PM

If you’re going to photograph end grain in sunlight, get the sun shining on the end grain rather than the face grain.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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#16 posted 06-18-2021 08:21 PM

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-- MJH

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#17 posted 06-18-2021 08:32 PM



If you re going to photograph end grain in sunlight, get the sun shining on the end grain rather than the face grain.

- Phil32


I just assumed we were being subltly trolled, ID the wood from photos in the style of Bigfoot sightings :)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#18 posted 06-18-2021 08:46 PM

I have 2 copies of the Hoadley book and I still csn’t say for sure, but I’m with Phil on the sunlight issue.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#19 posted 06-18-2021 09:08 PM

Right now I’m at a point that getting a better end grain photo won’t work for me. The wood is stacked in a shed and will require unstacking, moving outside, then taking pictures and restacking. I appreciate everyone’s help, but will discontinue sending pics until I start using the wood. At that time I will try to obtain better quality photos.

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#20 posted 06-18-2021 09:26 PM


Right now I m at a point that getting a better end grain photo won t work for me. The wood is stacked in a shed and will require unstacking, moving outside, then taking pictures and restacking. I appreciate everyone s help, but will discontinue sending pics until I start using the wood. At that time I will try to obtain better quality photos.

- Woodyvolt


Flash on inside the shed will give a better photo to be honest. Main problem is that the sun is stopping any detail being seen on the grain. You should be able to take pics without moving the stack.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#21 posted 06-18-2021 09:42 PM

Nice side by side desk by the way, never seen one before.

Assume we didn’t have them over here, but I like the look

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#22 posted 06-19-2021 01:13 AM

MikeB_UK,

Thanks for the complement. My Grandmother had a Side by Side Secretary and after she was gone my Aunt and Uncle had it. I never missed a time to admire it, opening and closing drawers and doors, when visiting their home. 75 years later, I got into woodworking and when I got my confidence up, I made it. It took a long time.

I looked at your projects. They are all unique. Do I understand correctly, all you use is hand tools? You do a very nice job.

Keep up the good work.

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#23 posted 06-19-2021 11:41 AM

Yes, hand tools only. Thanks.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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