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SAUFAENGERKID

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I'm presuming it's some kind of mahogany, I've ruled out Sepele as it doesn't have the density, so I'm presuming either Brazilian, Honduras or one of the African mahoganies, any help would be appreciated.

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It looks like Brazilian to me.

If we know where it cam from that might narrow it down
 

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I buy quite a bit of reclaimed timber from reclamation yards, I have an opportunity to buy some more of this, its approx 3"x 1" and around 3m long but with a few small nail holes in every 16" or so, I'm presuming it was used for flooring of some kind.

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I had some timber that looked very similar from an old glass fronted display shelf. After looking at the end grain under a magnifying glass I thought that it was likely to be Utile
 

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it's hard to tell, could be genuine mahogany, what does the end grain look like?
 

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I once described the reclaimed timber I used to build a ukulele as "mahoganoid". Feel free to borrow that.
 

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My vote for the first one is probably utile/sipo or khaya. One of the African mahoganoids.
That's what I decided with something similar looking that was a former banister handrail.
 

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One more guys, I think this is teak but I'm not sure, it has a very smooth and oily feel to it, quite dense but seems easy to work with.
 

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Utile would be the closest thing I've seen to that colour,
I only have two bits of the stuff, salvaged from a manure heap...
its darker than the rest of the dark tropical hardwoods which can have a yellow or reddish tones without going into browns.

Haven't a clue what the second is.

Iroko is in the third pic for sure, it is the most common you will be likely to find, if you're into hoarding reclaimed timber.
Nicknamed African teak by some, but real teak is from Burma, now Myanmar,
and Iroko comes from central Africa.
I have a shed full of the stuff from years of hording, it's great stuff.


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Third one could be afromosia,very similar to teak,try sanding a bit,if it’s teak it will have a distinct oily damp feel and smell.....similar to virgin olive oil.
 

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