Mystery Wood


Well, at least it's a mystery to me. :) I'm hoping someone might be kind enough to help me identify some wood I've come across. I've tried looking at some sites on the Internet that show pictures of different species of wood, but I just don't know enough about what I'm looking at. Here's some pictures of what I'm trying to identify:
    http://bob.atww.net/main.php/v/MysteryWood /
I recently acquired a piece of broken furniture and I'm taking it apart to reuse the wood. The original piece appeared to be a futon frame.
The pictures show some bits from the piece, after I ran it through my planer to dimension and remove the finish. It would seem to be some type of soft wood as I can make an indentation in it with a finger nail if I try.
Thanks!
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Bob Moos wrote:

G'day Bob, Looks like Merranti to me. Regards John
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I think that's it! I took a look at this site[1] to compare what it says about Merranti and the wood I've got and they seem to be a match. I think the stuff I have falls into the "light red" catagory.
Thanks for the help!
[1]: http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/meranti.htm
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Bob Moos wrote:

My pleasure Bob
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Bob Moos wrote:

You don't say where you are--if you're in the US you could send Forest Products Laboratories a sample and they'll identify it for you, at least as far as can be done by examining the wood itself. They'll do something like 5 a year free for US citizens and handle foreign inquiries on an available time (i.e. after all the US inquiries have been processed which if they have a heavy workload means "take forever") basis.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind if I run into any more mystery wood.
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Bob Moos wrote:

I forgot to provide the FPL link <http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/WoodID/idfact.html .
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