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What kind of wood?

Post  Guest on Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi All

I am working on a daiza theese days, and Wonder if anybody know what kind of hardwood it is...It does a kind of remind me of balsawood...the pale collor and the soft surface without grain, exept from what you see, and then is it very hard...I have teak, it does not feel and look the same.


Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  0soyoung on Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Looks like mahogany to me.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:21 pm

I was going to suggest that, but blonde mahogany is new to me.

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:44 pm

Hi thanks to you both Smile 

A friend just told me it could be "Meranti"...I googled it, and I am sure it is this kind of Wood, the collor and grain is the same.

Very nice to work with, by the way....

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:16 pm

A very interesting wood from a Genus I'd never heard of.  Thanks for the education.  On an amusing side note, one of the Googled sites noted: "The wood is similar in color and grain to Mahogany."

Very attractive daiza, by the way.  Are you going to stain it?


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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:32 am

Hi Jim

Yes, the daiza is already stained...I found it was not easy to polish the Wood, it was nice to work with, but polish was not easy...I guess it it is not so hard as the mahogany, and other kinds of wood I prefer to work with...show the new suiseki later.

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Post  suiseki133 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:46 pm

looks a little like Tasmanian Oak to me

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Post  xuan le on Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:48 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Jim

Yes, the daiza is already stained...I found it was not easy to polish the Wood, it was nice to work with, but polish was not easy...I guess it it is not so hard as the mahogany, and other kinds of wood I prefer to work with...show the new suiseki later.

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Nice work Yvonne, I can't wait to see it with the suiseki on.

Xuan

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Post  suiseki133 on Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:07 pm

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Jim

Yes, the daiza is already stained...I found it was not easy to polish the Wood, it was nice to work with, but polish was not easy...I guess it it is not so hard as the mahogany, and other kinds of wood I prefer to work with...show the new suiseki later.

Kind regards Yvonne
Not meaning to hijack the thread, but i was wondering whether you'd ever tried using katalox for a daiza? it comes in some really dark shades and takes a sanded finish like glass, the one potential drawback to it is that its quite hard at 3660 on the janka hardness scale

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:37 pm

I have not tried katalox...never heard about it until this reply...I found out the Wood in this topic was meranti, othervise do I not really know what kind of old hardwood I was given by a friend.
I will be interested in all kinds of hard Wood with a quiet surface for my daizas....later when I have run out of the Wood, will I go searching...two days ago I found out there was a hardwood"shop" not that far from were I live. Will visit the the place together with a friend soon...good to know what they can offer.

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