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