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Phil Stallings

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08-03-2020 12:05 PM

I have a board that I am using in a project but I am not sure what species it is. It looks similar to blood wood but I am pretty sure it isn’t blood wood because it isn’t as heavy as samples of blood wood that I have worked with before. It does seem to be a resinous wood but not as dense as blood wood.



-- Phil Stallings, NC


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#1 posted 08-03-2020 01:54 PM

Im gonna guess Teak???

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 02:11 PM

Walnut?

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 08:05 PM

Too red for walnut.

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 09:21 PM

The first one is called canary wood. It’s a nice example of flat sawn canary. It’s usually quarter sawn
The second darker wood is Goncalo Alves or tiger wood.
That’s my best guesses
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 10:50 PM

I have worked with a lot of teak and walnut and it is definitely not either of the fore mentioned. I believe AJ is is correct on the Tiger wood. Both of the boards came from the same piece of lumber and I feel pretty confidant that it is Tiger wood after looking at some pictures on the web. Thanks AJ
Phil

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 11:02 PM

Well that’s interesting both from the same board. On my screen the look very different.

-- Aj

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#7 posted 08-03-2020 11:24 PM

-- Phil Stallings, NC

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#8 posted 08-03-2020 11:36 PM

AJ
I just posted a link for tiger wood decking and for some reason it hasn’t posted yet. If you do a search for tiger wood decking you will see the different colors. The board I had was 8’x12” and I am using it for the top of a book case. I will be using red oak for the legs, walnut panel inserts and tiger wood for the stretchers. I like to mix my wood up to give it a unique look.

-- Phil Stallings, NC

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#9 posted 08-03-2020 11:37 PM

Cherry, hard tiger maple and walnut

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#10 posted 08-04-2020 02:57 AM

Looks a lot like canary wood.

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#11 posted 08-04-2020 05:15 AM

end grain pic?

Here are my reference sites for guessing unknown woods:

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

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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#12 posted 08-04-2020 05:47 PM

Cherry .
Chuck

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#13 posted 08-04-2020 05:47 PM

Cherry .
Chuck

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#14 posted 08-04-2020 05:55 PM

yeah, first thought was cherry, hmmm any more not sure of what is what. lol
rj in az

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#15 posted 08-04-2020 06:50 PM

Not like any cherry I have ever seen.

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