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Forum topic by liveoutdoors9 posted 02-05-2019 01:29 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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liveoutdoors9

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02-05-2019 01:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple

Any of you all familiar with this wood? A neighbor of mine was getting rid of a bunch of flooring in that was Brazilians maple. I don’t think it’s ever seen a floor though. Was thinking about using it as a table top for an entry way table in making.

Any thoughts about the species?


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#1 posted 02-05-2019 02:14 PM

I’m not familiar with it, I do know that Brazilian Maple is a made up name for Guatambu. The flooring industry insists on making up more “friendly” names for tropical woods as a marketing gimmick.

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#2 posted 02-05-2019 04:27 PM

The list in the link below shows the names of some of the imported woods.

https://www.woodfloorbusiness.com/resourcebook/hangzhou-hanje-tec-co.-ltd.html

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#3 posted 02-05-2019 08:18 PM

any pics?

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#4 posted 02-05-2019 09:04 PM

It’s a wide variety of lengths and widths. All tongue and groove.

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#5 posted 02-06-2019 04:43 AM

I don’t think that you have Brazilian Maple. The link below shows a Brazilian Maple floor and it is much lighter in color, more like the color of maple. You may have Brazilian walnut which is IPE or Brazilian Cherry which is Jatoba.

http://www.uptownfloors.com/species/brazilian-maple.htm

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#6 posted 02-06-2019 10:44 AM

I was wondering that. When I looked it up it was clearly much lighter. Was curious if it was stained even though it didn’t look that way.

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#7 posted 02-06-2019 08:34 PM

That looks like IPE (Brazilian Walnut)? Check the end grain.

https://www.wood-database.com/ipe/

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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