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I would also vote for apitong. I immediately thought of that after
looking at the sample picture.
I used apitong to build a sling cluch and chair plus corner table some
30 years ago. The wood is extremely hard and I mean hard. When finished
it is beautiful.
The common usage for apitong at that time was for the planking in semi
truck trailer beds. It was considered far more rugged than oak for that
purpose. I have never checked to see if apitong is still relatively
available or not. I also do not know if its use in truck beds persists
to this day or not.
It could be a hardwood called lyptus that comes from
Lyptus is extremely hard and very close in appearance to
It is VERY difficult to determine a species from a
On 7/2/2013 5:08 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:08:09 PM UTC-7, email@example.com wrote:
Looks mahogany-ish. I would need to see how it sands and how hard it is. Isn't orange enough to be african mahog I don't think. The piece with the ruler shows some "banding" in the color. If it has lots of bands of color it could be Sepele.
Hello again! I managed to get in touch with the timber yard today, and they
said (this was over the phone, so they couldn't be precise) that it was either
Sapele or Meranti (AKA Shorea, AKA Lauan).
So there we go!
Thank you all for your input - gratefully recieved!
On Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:44:06 PM UTC-7, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Cool. Because of the banding and the color I would venture to say it is Sap
ele, as I indicated before. It looses its redness as soon as you put any fi
nish and goes brown so if you like that reddish color you should tone it wi
th some dye before hitting it with shellac, lacquer, poly, etc. if you ever
want to do a finished project.
On Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:19:46 PM UTC-5, G. Ross wrote:
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I'm quite happy with how it has turned out, and just in time for summer, to
o! > > Cheers.
Yep, looks great. Good job.
I like gardening and similar outdoor projects. I replaced the slats on a s
imilar discarded/salvaged bench, with ER cedar, gave it to my sister, 2-3 y
rs ago. I don't recall if I put a finish on it. I'll have to ask her how
it's holding up. Yours looks much better, than the one I repaired.
similar discarded/salvaged bench, with ER cedar, gave it to my sister, 2-3
yrs ago. I don't recall if I put a finish on it. I'll have to ask her ho
w it's holding up. Yours looks much better, than the one I repaired.
Thanks chaps! It was a really nice little project - not much more work than
running a router along the edges to round them over, and then sanding smoo
th, finally oiling, but there's something highly satisfying about parking o
ne's arse on it after a long hot day & watching the sky go dark!
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