Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,905   Posts: 1,521,393   Online: 1067
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Steve Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    8,553
    Images
    122

    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?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 016.jpg 
Views:	234 
Size:	63.0 KB 
ID:	54793

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


    Steve.

  2. #2
    DWThomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,201
    Images
    63
    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!)

  3. #3
    onepuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    94
    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.
    " ... a cook who relies on nothing but a sharp knife has no guarantee of producing excellent dishes." - Yoshihisa Maitani

  4. #4
    Andrew Moxom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Keeping the British end up in Minnesota
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,867
    Images
    333
    It could be walnut.
    Please check out my website www.amoxomphotography.com and APUG Portfolio .....

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,320
    Cherry.

  6. #6
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,376
    Images
    140
    It's a board with box joints cut into both ends.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Live Free or Die
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,345
    Images
    87
    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?

  8. #8
    Hatchetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    561
    Images
    6
    Could be a lot of things. Can we get a closer shot of the grain? Could be chestnut.

  9. #9
    Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    İstanbul - Türkiye
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,710
    Images
    108
    If it smells sweet , if there are pores and resin inside , if its going darker ,it could be mahagony , there are 48 different types of mahagony and only a cut wood seller or antique shop can tell. I thought it was ash but ash is yellow and white and darker strip is wider. With varnish , it will be beatiful , I liked it.

  10. #10
    Worker 11811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,620
    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.
    Last edited by Worker 11811; 08-02-2012 at 09:22 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    Randy S.

    In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.

    -----

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/randystankey/

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin