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ID this hardwood
« on: March 20, 2016, 03:35 PM »
Hi all just wondering if anyone can ID this piece of hardwood ? was getting used as a packing piece on a pallet to support a piece of machinery on a job I was working on and thought I'd make something with it at some point just wondered what species it was. It was rough sawn when I got it so surfaced 2 faces just to see the grain pattern. Possibly idigbo??
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Offline Roseland

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 04:02 PM »
Most pallets are poplar, but this looks more like Ramin Oak!

Seems and expensive choice though...

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 04:46 PM »
Most pallets are poplar, but this looks more like Ramin Oak!

Seems and expensive choice though...

Andrew

It wasn't part of the pallet as such just screwed into the pallet at a packing piece to support part of the machine that was not level with the base not heard of ramin oak before i'l have to google it
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 04:48 PM »
Quater sawn white oak. Very common on pallets.

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Offline Angelo

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 04:50 PM »
Might be White oak. I once received a set of pallet runners made of white oak and used them to make my table legs.

Offline danbox

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 04:52 PM »
It looks like Iroko to me, maybe too pale for Idigbo, hard to tell from the pictures.

Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 04:54 PM »
I have my doubts that it is oak to be honest as it doesn't smell like oak when cut and doesn't seem as hard as oak either
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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 04:59 PM »
It looks like Iroko to me, maybe too pale for Idigbo, hard to tell from the pictures.

Could be iroko, I'v not seen any idigbo before just went off a reference li which did look similar in colour and grain pattern
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Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 05:44 PM »
if its quite light its iroko
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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 06:25 PM »
if its quite light its iroko

Yeah it's fairly light
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Offline Alan Mack

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 07:45 PM »
The endgrain photo reminds me of (false)Acacia, aka Robinia.

Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 07:51 PM »
Yeah black locust (Robinia.) is another front runner apparently is fluoresces in uv light so might give that a go to see if it is Robinia.
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Offline Alan Mack

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 03:19 AM »
Its always worth having a mooch around pallet packing pieces. I found two 3x3 that seemed a bit heavier than normal. Dirty grey brown timber, just looked like a piece of fence post. Ran them over the planer and cleaned them up. Looked like a tropical hardwood but a bit non descript. The next day I looked and it had turned into purpleheart.

Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 07:39 AM »
That was a nice find
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Offline WastedP

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 09:14 AM »
Is there any chance it's sycamore?  I know some providers of large industrial equipment (boilers, institutional washing machines, foodservice equipment) use great big sycamore planks.  I know this because I picked up a  14' long piece of 8/4 that was over a foot wide, albeit it had big checks and bolt holes in it.  But it looked really similar to the pics, especially the edge grain.

Offline jimbouk

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2016, 10:07 AM »
I would say it's sapele. Cheeper than iroko and similar qualities
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Offline tomtom1984

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Re: ID this hardwood
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Its ayous. Its the same wood which light hardwood mouldings or dowels are made from in the UK.