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stuart little

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Hi guys, anyone know his one? The camera has lied, the wood is actually darker (too much sunlight), it was salvaged many moons ago.

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I don't know what happened but it uploaded before I had typed the details. The RH end of last photo is more to the colour. The wood was salvaged many moons ago from a branch of the 'Black Horse'. It had been dry stored since, & originally a dark stain/varnish applied. The nearest I got to an ID was on the Wood Database, where it looked like Dutch & Wych Elm?
 

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I don’t think it’s mahogany or Sapele as there’s no black flex in it I’m going with cherry
 

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My bet is on cherry,I laid 100 square M on a floating floor,still have some off cuts,lovely wood.
 
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A good test for cherry is plane a piece and then cover a section and see how quick the colour changes after a day or two. Years ago I planed up a piece and left a cabinet scraper on it in the sun, after a couple of hours there was a strong shadow on it.
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Photos look like parana pine

weight might help distinguish it from cherry, which is heavier.
 

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I’m joining the Cherry consortium. I used a lot of parana pine in the seventies and generally found the colour variations to be a bit wilder than that. Almost vivid reds along with varying cream colours. I agree with the gentleman who suggested checking the speed of darkening in sunlight. Just sand an area and leave it in sunlight with a post it note attached. In my experience the speed of darkening is pretty rapid and the little square of lighter wood will be obvious.
 

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Good test for Parana pine is the smell when it's cut. To me, it smells strongly of carrots. But like others, the grain doesn't look pronounced enough for Pp.
 
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