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    Default What wood is this coffee table?

    Hi guys,

    Sorry for this random post, but i was wondering if anyone could tell me what sort of wood the coffee table in the picture might be? All i know is that it might be a few years old (Grandma).

    Appreciate the input.
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    Lyk vir my soos 'n swarthout tafel.

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    Dis seker moontlik. Ek wil die tafeltjie verkoop, maar wil nou nie R100 vir die ding vra as hy eintlik bietjie meer werd is nie. Ek wonder of mens nie beter sal kan sien as ek die agterkant wat nie behandel is nie afneem.

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    it is definitely varnished brown wood........ my guess it a form of teak possibly rhodesian
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    Definately from a tree if I had to guess.

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    I think Damassel has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I think Damassel has it.
    I think Damassel has lost it.
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    I must agree google images Rhodesian Teak seems pretty damn close! LOL @ Damassel, yes! from a tree! that was my first thought as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyAndy View Post
    I think Damassel has lost it.
    I never had it.

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    only way to test of it came from a tree is to try and burn it. if it does not burn its not wood and not from a tree, if it melts its not wood and not from a tree. However if it burns it might be wood which means it could have come from a tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damassel View Post
    I never had it.
    And judging by your profile pic, you're probably never going to get it......
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    If heavy then teak,but WayneCH has the best answer
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    Agree it does look a bit like Rodesian Teak, also known as "Dolfhout". The teak often has a much redder appearance though.

    The legs were either stained or it is something like Imbuya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    The legs were either stained or it is something like Imbuya.
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    The top and the legs look like they did not start out as the same piece of furniture. Someone spent a lot of time refinishing that top and mating the legs to it

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    not swarthout. legs look like umbuia and top like teak. Nice table for a ball & claw type lounge
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    The legs are from a imbuia table ( I have one with the same legs). The top was fitted afterwards by a craftsman and is stinkwood. You can rub it and you will smell the almost pungent odour. Quite a bit of money in that top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygoggie View Post
    The legs are from a imbuia table ( I have one with the same legs). The top was fitted afterwards by a craftsman and is stinkwood. You can rub it and you will smell the almost pungent odour. Quite a bit of money in that top.
    Agree. Looks like white stinkwood.
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    I'd also go with the top possibly being fitted afterwards. Legs Imbuia and initially I thought the top was blackood because of the colouration, but I think stinkwood is on the money.

    I'm reasonably sure it's not teak, the grain and colour is wrong. Teak also has a particular smell.

    But whoever made the top was not a DIY guy, because this has been cut from one plank and joined giving the butterfly pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    But whoever made the top was not a DIY guy, because this has been cut from one plank and joined giving the butterfly pattern.
    Spot on! You know your woodwork

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