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SkinnyFeet

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03-02-2019 03:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood identification hard wood exotic wood

Hi all

I picked up some reclaimed hard wood recently and I’m intrigued by this dark wood. It is very heavy, hard and dense – more so than everything else I picked up that day. Any ideas what it might be? Thanks for your help

-- Kyle from Portland. I still have all my fingers.


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 03:19 PM

Wenge

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 03:20 PM

Wenge or Ipe?

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 03:37 PM

Wenge or Ipe.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 03-02-2019 04:14 PM

My guess Ipe, check the end grain.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 03-02-2019 04:26 PM

It looks like Wenge to me. Wenge with a large curl in the grain. Nasty wood to cut, the dust is foul and the splinters are painful

-- Aj

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#6 posted 03-02-2019 04:43 PM

If it’s more black than brown then Wenge. Second the hazard of splinters. But the color and grain can be fantastic.

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#7 posted 03-02-2019 05:08 PM

I’ve never seen ipe that figured, but then again i always looked for straight grained bords for decking. But the end grain looks like it. Doesn’t look like any of the wenge i’ve ever come across.

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#8 posted 03-03-2019 02:38 AM

Thanks for all the responses. I thought it could be Burmese Blackwood. Now, what to do with it?

-- Kyle from Portland. I still have all my fingers.

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#9 posted 03-03-2019 02:46 AM



It looks like Wenge to me. Wenge with a large curl in the grain. Nasty wood to cut, the dust is foul and the splinters are painful

- Aj2


+1 ive used a lot of ipe and ive never seen any like that.i vote wenge.

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#10 posted 03-03-2019 02:48 AM

I would go with Ipe. It is really heavy and the figuring looks like Ipe more than Wenge. Whatever it is, that is a really nice piece and will make something eye-catching.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#11 posted 03-03-2019 03:58 AM

I did have a second guess. A wood called Katalox but I think it’s kinda rare.
Aka Mexican ebony
Good luck

-- Aj

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