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Forum topic by Dan Wolfgang posted 09-09-2017 08:28 PM 794 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Wolfgang

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09-09-2017 08:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood identification

I picked up a few pieces of wood today, simply because I liked them and the price seemed good. I would probably have bought more if they were available! But, I don’t know what they are. Any help?

The second one in on the left may be luan, the seller thought. I wasn’t interested in this piece but he threw it in.


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#1 posted 09-09-2017 08:53 PM

Top picture
First is figured Bubinga, (waterfall, kevazingo, pomelle….)
Second is Zebra wood
Third is probably Luan. Hard to tell from that pic
Fourth….(I think) Goncalo Alves AKA Tigerwood.

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#2 posted 09-09-2017 09:15 PM

I agree with Tony except for the bottom piece, I’m calling it cocabolo.

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#3 posted 09-09-2017 09:25 PM

These sure are some pretty wood! What ever they are!

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 10:19 PM

Having worked firsthand with bubinga and zebrawood, they were the first things that came to mind for the top two before I read anything on the post. The next one could be any kind of light colored, plain character wood: birch, beech, maple, etc., or the luan that you mentioned. For the fourth, I’m going to have to agree with Goncalo Alves. I don’t think cocobolo has that light of a sapwood.

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#5 posted 09-09-2017 11:03 PM

I’m rescinding my (I think).....It’s Goncalo Alves. Nasty crap….
;)

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#6 posted 09-10-2017 12:03 AM

Thanks for the info, all! I’m quite happy with my purchases, as they’ll surely be fun to make something out of.

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