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Forum topic by TimHopson posted 01-17-2022 05:46 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TimHopson

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01-17-2022 05:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question butterfly wood species name

So the wife found this, asked me what it was and, naturally, I have no idea.
Does anybody know the actual name of this wood? When I search for ‘butterfly wood’ all I get is joinery posts.
Any help is appreciated!

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!


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#1 posted 01-17-2022 08:58 PM

I don’t think you’re gonna get any help on this one. It looks like a piece of limb that someone bandsawed. I hope you didn’t pay $8 for that :)

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#2 posted 01-17-2022 09:40 PM

It looks like a rapid-growing tropical fruit tree like a mango or papaya.

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#3 posted 01-17-2022 10:01 PM

I’m going to take a wild guess at this and say butterfly wood is referring to the bend or the shape of the wood.
It will be interesting if someone knows for sure.

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#4 posted 01-17-2022 10:06 PM

I’d call it fancy, expensive firewood.

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#5 posted 01-17-2022 10:20 PM

Spatholobi, I think

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#6 posted 01-17-2022 10:24 PM

That’s called leaverite because most leaver rite where its found.
Good Luck

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#7 posted 01-17-2022 10:38 PM

Email the seller and ask

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#8 posted 01-17-2022 10:43 PM

They call that cinnamon roll redwood.

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#9 posted 01-17-2022 11:51 PM



Spatholobi, I think

- MikeB_UK

That looks like a pretty good guess based upon the google images.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 01-18-2022 02:31 AM

Thank you all for the help!!! The spatholobi is in fact the closest I’ve been able to come to a match as well. Apparently it’s a Chinese herb of some kind.
Leaverite, to be sure.

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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