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    I got some boards from work that were being used as dunnage. I cleaned up a small section to see what kind of wood it is and I can't make out the grain. Anyone tell me what kind of wood this is?

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    Re: what kind of wood is this?

    It'll help if you show some endgrain too.
    Noel

    "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
    'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
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      Re: what kind of wood is this?

      Could it be one of the infinite varieties of mahogany?
      Happiness is a new blade!

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        Re: what kind of wood is this?

        Thank you for your replies. Mahogany used as dunnage my god. I work in a steel fabrication shop and our steel comes in on railcar and the dunnage of choice is oak. I had a railcar of birch once but mainly its oak. I built this block for the wife and mounted it on an old welding bench. The birch block on top I built more then 20 years ago.

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          Re: what kind of wood is this?

          Just a wild guess but I am going say Luan aka Philippine Mahogany based on your picture and the fact it was used as dunnage.

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            Originally posted by JimPTBO View Post
            Just a wild guess but I am going say Luan aka Philippine Mahogany based on your picture and the fact it was used as dunnage.
            I found this pic of Philippine Mahogany and it does look the same. Thank You. I work with steel for the last 15 years so this is what I`m used to.

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              I found this pic of Philippine Mahogany and it does look the same. Thank You. I work with steel for the last 15 years so this is what I`m used to.

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              Well that looks like a 'light duty' tractor!

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                Re: what kind of wood is this?

                Originally posted by Beaverfever1988 View Post
                I found this pic of Philippine Mahogany and it does look the same. Thank You. I work with steel for the last 15 years so this is what I`m used to.

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                Well that looks like a 'light duty' tractor![/QUOTE]

                That beam is 153 feet long and in excess of 90,000 LBS. That rig was built for loads like this.

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                  Re: what kind of wood is this?

                  Doesn't everyone have one of those?
                  Noel

                  "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                  'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                  "

                  John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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