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Offline RKA

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Help me identify this wood
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:10 PM »
I saw this in a used in a local coffee shop.  I love the grain...can anyone help me identify this?



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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 05:15 PM »
I saw this in a used in a local coffee shop.  I love the grain...can anyone help me identify this?





Looks like sycamore.

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 05:21 PM »
Possibly Chinaberry, but not as intense as some examples.

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Offline neilc

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 05:25 PM »
Maybe lacewood ?

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 05:28 PM »
For comparison, this is some shop grade sycamore I think I paid $2 BF for a few years ago.

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 05:30 PM »
I think RMW is probably correct, Sycamore but if you are in the UK it would be referred to as plane or English lacewood.
Sycamore in the UK is totally different looking.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 05:35 PM »
Mine came from PA, it is pretty common to see huge 100+ year old trees along roads and not used much that I am aware of.

Pretty nice to work also.

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Offline JBag09

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 07:28 PM »
That is definitely Sycamore, been using it at work a lot lately so I am positive that's what it is.

Offline RKA

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 09:08 PM »
Interesting.  I have seen some sycamore at my local yard, but none of it looked like this. Thanks all!  I'm going to file this away until I find a project worthy.
-Raj

Offline johntheoak

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Re: Help me identify this wood
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 09:45 PM »

Quarter Swan Sycamore.