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  • can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

    A friends father has let me raid his garage, take what I wanted. Got alot of Walnuts, ash, etc.

    However, these 2 planks, which I am hoping he has more of, I cant figure out what they are, I am wood species stupid.

    Picture doesn't show very well, but it is a deep strong maroon/red color, nothing like the purpleheart I have.

    Ok, I added 2 more pics, one with purpleheart and...crud mahogany? as well as shavings from when I ran it through the planer.

    Last edited by oldmacnut; 02-01-2011, 01:50 AM.

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    Re: can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

    could it possibly be mahogany

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    • #3
      Re: can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

      Agree with Chrisoff.

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      • #4
        Re: can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

        Philippine mahogany, aka lauan

        Philippine mahogany is different from other mahoganies because it ISN'T a mahogany at all

        lots of pictures at the web site to help you compare,
        http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...philippine.htm
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        • #5
          Re: can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

          Looks like Honduras or Brazilian Mahogany to me and the guys I work with. The board on the right is ribbon grained or quarter sawn. Other opinions may vary

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          • #6
            Re: can you tell me what kind of wood this is? Please.

            Sapelle maybe? I've got a few pieces with that same tone and grain pattern.
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