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What wood is this

by Marn64
posted 08-24-2016 06:32 PM


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 06:34 PM

Looks like Jatoba (a.ka. Brazilian Cherry), to me. This is typically used as flooring. How heavy is it?

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 06:36 PM

The argentine lignum I’ve seen has a greenish hue. And that board would weigh 20lbs if it was.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 06:37 PM



Looks like Jatoba, to me. How heavy is it?

- Ron Aylor


moderately heavy, not like ebony heavy or genuine lignum heavy, but it is hefty for such thin boards

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 06:38 PM



The argentine lignum I ve seen has a greenish hue. And that board would weigh 20lbs if it was.

- TheFridge


Good to know, I wanted to say Argentine lignum because some of the boards in stock have a green tint to them.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 11:14 PM

Looks a lot like the ipe given to me a few years ago.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 11:29 PM

My first thought was Padauk,

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#7 posted 08-25-2016 02:59 AM

I am waiting for someone to suggest walnut.

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#8 posted 08-25-2016 05:33 AM

I’m pretty new to hardwoods, but to me, it is definitely jatoba. I have a board of jatoba under my couch that looks identical to the second picture. Would anyone use it as a decorative wood for stuff like scroll saw projects considering is it commonly used for flooring?

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#9 posted 08-25-2016 12:24 PM

Goncalo Alves will usually have some black streaking/grain running through it.

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#10 posted 08-25-2016 12:38 PM



I m pretty new to hardwoods, but to me, it is definitely jatoba. I have a board of jatoba under my couch that looks identical to the second picture. Would anyone use it as a decorative wood for stuff like scroll saw projects considering is it commonly used for flooring?

- MaurerPower

I used Jatoba and English Oak in my Folding Prie Dieu. The top, shelf, tusk, butter-flys, and stretcher are made of Jatoba.

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#11 posted 08-25-2016 01:29 PM

We have Kempas flooring in our house. Looks exactly like that. The wood database photos look lighter but if you look at Google images of kempas flooring they look pretty much like what you have.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#12 posted 08-25-2016 10:38 PM

Thanks for all the responses everyone! So I have narrowed it down to Ipe and Jatoba, and I am leaning towards Ipe because some of the boards I didn’t buy had a greenish or a brownish tint. thoughts? further comments?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#13 posted 08-26-2016 02:45 AM

It is Tiete Rosewood, we have that same flooring in the master bedroom. Beautiful stuff

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#14 posted 08-26-2016 04:48 AM

I’m still saying Kempas, especially since it is flooring.
Google images of kempas:

Your picture:

Our Kempas flooring does have a lot of the red tones that your photo shows. Otherwise I think they look about identical.

Take it to a flooring place and ask them. They can actually look at the wood, not just pictures…... and they know their flooring species.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Marn64

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#15 posted 08-26-2016 01:55 PM



I m still saying Kempas, especially since it is flooring.
Google images of kempas:

Your picture:

Our Kempas flooring does have a lot of the red tones that your photo shows. Otherwise I think they look about identical.

Take it to a flooring place and ask them. They can actually look at the wood, not just pictures…... and they know their flooring species.

- shipwright


Interesting, do you know if kempas has a characteristic scent when working? I was planing some of it last night and it had a mild floral scent to it.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#16 posted 08-26-2016 02:47 PM

Sorry, never worked it although we have some left overs in the garage.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#17 posted 08-26-2016 04:53 PM

The ‘flowal sent’ ... Rosewood’ when ‘green’ has a sweet rose scent

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#18 posted 08-26-2016 06:34 PM

Cumaru is supposed to have a scent.

Unfortunately a lot of these South American hardwoods look very similar. I suspect they play a little fast and loose with naming them. In the batch of ipe I got there was one board noticeably different, I came to believe it was cumaru (which has a scent supposedly) but it could have been anything.

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#19 posted 08-26-2016 06:56 PM

Massaranduba

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#20 posted 08-26-2016 08:04 PM

Maybe chechen?

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#21 posted 08-27-2016 10:53 PM



The flowal sent ... Rosewood when green has a sweet rose scent

- kohalabeeman


no, I don’t think this is rosewood, I am firmiliar with the scent of rosewood and this is different.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#22 posted 08-27-2016 10:55 PM



Maybe chechen?

- bobasaurus


I dont think so, chechen looks too brownish green for comparison, though I am aware that its color can be quite variable

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#23 posted 08-27-2016 10:56 PM

Further update,
I have been doing further planing and by god this stuff is dense and a killer on my blades.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#24 posted 08-28-2016 08:17 PM

Based on the pics, I’d say jatoba, but that doesn’t have a floral scent, so . I’m thinking cumuru

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#25 posted 08-28-2016 09:00 PM

I know for certain it is not Goncalo Alves (aka Tigerwood). I wood like to know what it is, tho. Could not positively match it with anything at Wood Database.

I have some wood that looks identical to what you have. Heavier than oak. Has a strong scent (not like flowers) when worked. Dust from this wood is very fine, finer than dust from other woods when cut on the same tool with the same blade. I have cut a bunch of it for a project last December.

I have found a carload of this wood in the trash. Leftovers from a floor install. Tigerwood likewise. All T&G, prefinished, some with floor nails (install oopses?)

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#26 posted 09-15-2016 09:44 PM

Given the fact that it had a floral scent, I’m thinking it’s cumuru. Ipe smells like some sort of godawful hippie incense when being worked. Almost overpowering.

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#27 posted 09-15-2016 09:46 PM

Duplicate post.

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#28 posted 09-15-2016 09:56 PM

its Jatoba/Brazillian Cherry, we just ran 100 LF of nosing for a customer, also the matching stair treads and risers.
Cumaru is a little darker for the most part with some browns in it.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#29 posted 09-16-2016 12:58 AM

Looks like Jatoba to me too.

Aj

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