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Forum topic by Boochiee posted 04-09-2019 03:41 PM 382 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Boochiee

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04-09-2019 03:41 PM

My Uncle got this at an estate sale, it’s 2×2 and I’d say I have around 20 ft of it. He only paid a few dollars for it, I have it side by side and the darker is one I wiped with some mineral spirits to clean it up. He said it may be mahogany but I think it’s too dark for that (plus mahogany has a redish hue), I was thinking it may be walnut. The people at the sale said it was at least 40-60 years old.

Any help would be great, I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet. I was going to make it into a butcher’s block for my wife but my uncle said he would give me some maple to do that with.


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#1 posted 04-10-2019 06:56 PM

The light reflections in the photo make it difficult to see the woodgrain, but I guess it to be Black Walnut.

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#2 posted 04-11-2019 01:39 AM

Agree could be walnut. Alternate strips of walnut and maple. Makes a great looking cutting board!

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#3 posted 04-11-2019 11:53 AM

I agree with walnut.

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