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06-16-2021 02:43 PM

I recently obtained some lumber pieces that are considered exotic by the person that I got from. Some were labeled, some were not labeled. Will post pictures occasionally

and hope viewers can help identify the pieces.


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#1 posted 06-16-2021 02:46 PM

This is a pic of the end grain from the last photo, hope it is adequate to get information for ID.

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 03:39 PM

Looks like cherry.

Getting better with the end grain closeup, but the surface is too rough for any real info. A few swipes with a hand plane would do wonders.

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#3 posted 06-16-2021 03:40 PM

+1 for Cherry.

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#4 posted 06-17-2021 01:30 AM

This was identified as Sapele. Just wanting a verify.

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#5 posted 06-17-2021 01:32 AM

It looks like Sapele.

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#6 posted 06-17-2021 01:32 AM


End grain for the Sapele sample. Doing my best to show the end grain large and light enough. I’ve got this wood stacked in a shed and a little hard to the lower boards for additional pics.

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#7 posted 06-17-2021 12:06 PM

Next on the list Wood 07

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#8 posted 06-17-2021 12:07 PM


End grain for Wood 07

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#9 posted 06-17-2021 07:51 PM

7 looks like mahogany from the end grain. A bit light in color though. A few passes with a hand plane would show more.

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#10 posted 06-17-2021 11:40 PM

BlueRidgeDog,

Thanks for the reply. I’ve got these boards stacked in a pile in a shed, and to get to the board, and plane the end, would require some un-stacking. Probably won’t do that right now but, sometime in the near future. I’ve got several more pictures of wood types to send, with hopefully, enough visibility to verify the wood type.

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#11 posted 06-18-2021 12:59 AM

Wood 08

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#12 posted 06-18-2021 01:00 AM

Wood 08 end grain. Best I could do on end grain pic.

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#13 posted 06-18-2021 01:17 AM

5 and 7 could be mahogany Honduras would be nice.
8 could be Bubinga or tiger wood both poisonous to me.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#14 posted 06-18-2021 05:50 PM

is #08 heavy?

Kinda looks like Jatoba (Brazillian Cherry)

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#15 posted 06-18-2021 08:17 PM

If you’re going to photograph end grain in sunlight, get the sun shining on the end grain rather than the face grain.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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