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07-30-2017 04:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id

Does anyone know what type of Wood this is?


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#1 posted 07-30-2017 04:32 AM

I’m sure Someone does.
Someone should be around by morning.
If Someone doesn’t show up,
than I guess Anyone could guess at it.
A picture of the face will help Anyone guess,
otherwise we’ll have to wait for Someone, who has experience.

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 04:34 AM

Ebony.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 04:39 AM

sure looks like some breed of mahogany to me.

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 04:45 AM

No, it’s Ebony. That’s my new standard answer for these impossible to identify woods.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 10:20 AM

An endgrain photo would be helpful …

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 01:40 PM

Or even face grain. Showing two different pictures of the same part of the board isn’t really that helpful.

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 03:23 PM

If it helps it’s an antique Snooker Cue Rack. The only end grain showing is curved and finished. That’s part of the reason I’m having trouble

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#8 posted 07-30-2017 03:35 PM

Looks like a mahogany.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 07-30-2017 03:37 PM

Looks like mahogany or spanish cedar

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

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#10 posted 07-30-2017 03:56 PM

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 03:58 PM

Sorry about the glare. Best pictures out of about 30 of the endgrain.

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#12 posted 07-30-2017 04:34 PM

Looks like mahogany to me also. I’m leaning towards a non-African variety due to the smoothness of the brain color.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#13 posted 07-30-2017 07:03 PM

I vote mahogany too. South/Central American, most likely, for the reasons mentioned above.

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#14 posted 07-30-2017 07:08 PM

Looks very mahogananish.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 07-30-2017 07:32 PM

Actually, I amend my vote. Seeing the other pictures it reminds me of wood I scavenged from China built furniture. I never did identify it but it had grain and weight similar to spanish cedar but was blonde like ash, and come to find out it wasn’t very strong. As found it was stained to look like mahogany.

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

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