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    Any wood experts here who can tell me what this is?

    I thought I had some mahogany from am old piece of furniture but now that I have cut it and sanded off the old finish, I don't know what it is. What do you think?

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    it looks a bit like chestnut but I don't think it is.


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    My first guess would be ash -- but I'm not sure how US species compare with Yerpeen varieties (not to mention I'm not really an expert!)

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    It looks like African Mahogany to me from the colour and grain pattern. Can you see pores in the grain? It isn't easy to tell from the picture.
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    It could be walnut.
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    Cherry.

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    It's a board with box joints cut into both ends.
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    Teak, cherry and walnut come to mind.
    Roughly how old was the piece of furnature, and do you know where it originated? What was cutting it like?

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    Could be a lot of things. Can we get a closer shot of the grain? Could be chestnut.

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    Does the wood ring when you tap on it?

    Marimba keys are made of rosewood. Even when are not shaped, rosewood makes a characteristic sound when struck.
    It could still be mahogany but rosewood just has a certain sound to it.
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    I'm really don't want to inspect your wood ...

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