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05-21-2019 04:12 PM

Any input is greatly appreciated.
I still have another round of removing the finish. I’m just amazed by the grain pattern. I’ve never come across this type of wood before.


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Monty151

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#1 posted 05-21-2019 08:21 PM

Alder

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#2 posted 05-21-2019 08:39 PM

Thanks Monty151. What’s detail IDs it as alder? I’ve worked with ton of alder over the last year and never seen this type of grain.

Thanks again!


Alder

- Monty151


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#3 posted 05-21-2019 10:10 PM



Thanks Monty151. What’s detail IDs it as alder? I’ve worked with ton of alder over the last year and never seen this type of grain.

Thanks again!

Alder

- Monty151

- Jake0261


he may be joking alder is kind of a running joke here on lj’s.i dont think it’s alder,not sure what it is,probably an exotic.where did this come from?

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 10:28 PM

Hey poltz. It’s a dining table I’m refinishing for a client. At first I thought mesquite, but after striping the stain and finish it almost looks like sapale or African mahogany but the knots in the wood throw me off.

Thanks Monty151. What’s detail IDs it as alder? I’ve worked with ton of alder over the last year and never seen this type of grain.

Thanks again!

Alder

- Monty151

- Jake0261

he may be joking alder is kind of a running joke here on lj s.i dont think it s alder,not sure what it is,probably an exotic.where did this come from?

- pottz


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#5 posted 05-21-2019 11:00 PM

Can you post a picture of the end grain, and the bare underside?

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 11:06 PM

Actually, Mesquite looks really close to the mark, considering you have stain in the grain. (but, mostly on the plain)

Of course, I really suck at wood ID via photos, so…

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 05-21-2019 11:30 PM

Mesquite Can look like ANY wood. Gum is like that too. But I don’t get a Mesquite vibe. I think it’s gonna be a “South” African, or American

African mahogany Meh, could be, but probably Knot.

Sapele is another with a lot of looks. But darned if that very top pic isn’t looking familiar. But how many woods have a Cathedral grain? Is there any banding on face grain? Can’t remember seeing a pile of Sapele that didn’t have a lot of banding. The Cathedrals are much rarer, at least in what I have seen laying in front of me.

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#8 posted 05-22-2019 12:02 AM

It looks like some Indonesian wood that was heavily stained black.
Could be rubber wood. Or dragon wood they have all kinds of crazy names.
It doesn’t remind me of anything Domestic

-- Aj

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#9 posted 05-22-2019 01:01 AM

Definitely tropical. Looks like one of the mahoganys.

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#10 posted 05-22-2019 01:10 AM

Looks like mahogany veneer to me.

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#11 posted 05-22-2019 01:43 AM

Acacia wood?

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#12 posted 05-22-2019 02:11 AM

Alder

Thanks Monty151. What’s detail IDs it as alder? I’ve worked with ton of alder over the last year and never seen this type of grain.

Thanks again!

Alder

- Monty151

- Jake0261

he may be joking alder is kind of a running joke here on lj s.i dont think it s alder,not sure what it is,probably an exotic.where did this come from?

- pottz

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Jake0261

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#13 posted 05-22-2019 03:03 AM

aLdEr

Alder

Thanks Monty151. What’s detail IDs it as alder? I’ve worked with ton of alder over the last year and never seen this type of grain.

Thanks again!

Alder

- Monty151

- Jake0261

he may be joking alder is kind of a running joke here on lj s.i dont think it s alder,not sure what it is,probably an exotic.where did this come from?

- pottz

+1

- Desert_Woodworker


Alder

- Monty151


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Jake0261

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#14 posted 05-22-2019 03:06 AM



Acacia wood?

- Tango

Spot on! The grain pattern is the same. The knotting, color, and sap line. I think we have a winner.

Thanks Tango

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Desert_Woodworker

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#15 posted 05-22-2019 03:10 AM

Acacia wood?

- Tango

Spot on! The grain pattern is the same. The knotting, color, and sap line. I think we have a winner.

Thanks Tango

- Jake0261

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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