Quantcast

Wood I.D PLease!

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

philb88

Established Member
Joined
1 Oct 2009
Messages
232
Reaction score
0
Location
Uk
Hi,

I've been given two Hardwood exterior doors that were about to be firewood. On chopping them up thought they might be Mahogany or Sapele but didn't really feel heavy enough. Put through the planer and I'm not 100% sure what they are!

Have the colouring of mahogany but have a really papery feel, also the cut edge is left very fibrous were mahogany is quite a tight grain. The wood stays fibrous even when sanded! The picture below is of a half oiled plank and is cut on the quarter. The planks not on the quarter don't show the flecks

Any ideas? Thanks
 

Attachments

Rob Platt

Established Member
Joined
21 Nov 2010
Messages
583
Reaction score
0
Location
Merseyside
meranti (and it is spelt properly as far as i`m aware ) its a favourite of the door manufacturers also known as phillipine mahogany and lauan and something else that i cant remember the name of.
all the best
rob
 

Benchwayze

Established Member
Joined
10 Mar 2007
Messages
9,239
Reaction score
32
Location
West Muddylands
+1 for Meranti (Luan/Phil.Mahog.) and ok for workshop cupboards, that can't be seen, and worktops that aren't going to be used for much other than putting stuff on!!

:D
 

philb88

Established Member
Joined
1 Oct 2009
Messages
232
Reaction score
0
Location
Uk
I have heard that name before for doors and for a mahogany substitute! But never actually had any in hand!

Seems OK for testing out ideas with, got six 4ft x 4in x 2in sections, all dry and straight. Something free to play with, even if its not for final products.

Cheers Guys
 

twothumbs

Established Member
Joined
13 May 2011
Messages
394
Reaction score
0
Location
Edinburgh
Used to be known in formal circles as a b***** Mahogany which covered many species, but 'you can't say that' nowadays. I think it was anything not seen as the best....but thats 50+ years ago when trade terminology was still widely used.
 

Benchwayze

Established Member
Joined
10 Mar 2007
Messages
9,239
Reaction score
32
Location
West Muddylands
You can use it for drawer linings... If you don't care how soon it wears!
I took the chance of some cheap sheets of laminated Luan in a sale. I used four sheets for my benchtop. It's lasted well enough, but with my way of working, it's time for something much more resilient!

I would use it for garage shelves... maybe. :)
 

Hudson Carpentry

Established Member
Joined
4 Nov 2010
Messages
2,289
Reaction score
0
Location
Nottingham, UK
Rob Platt":31yz6kzt said:
meranti (and it is spelt properly as far as i`m aware ) its a favourite of the door manufacturers also known as phillipine mahogany and lauan and something else that i cant remember the name of.
all the best
rob
Well I never. Im sure I have seen it spelt differently. Being a bad speller I assumed there way was right :lol:
 
Top