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Favorite Wood Species

Steve Smith

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African blackwood has been my favorite for a long time. Wonderful to turn, takes fine detail better than any other wood I've tried. Polishes up and impervious to water damage.
 

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How can it be anything else?....Madagascar Rosewood Dalbergia Maritima- Only problem is its going to all be made into Ugly Chinese Furniture. If they don't own it yet, they will soon. No law in the world that can keep the Chinese from wiping this species off the face of the earth. Shame Madagascar Rosewood dalbergia maritima.jpg
 

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Considering how quickly MR turns almost to a black color, it's understandable how it could be anything else. I bought a piece years ago. Looks pretty for a short time. I won't bother buying it again.
 

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My personal favorite is Olive, the color contrast and smell is the best to me.....yeah it has drawbacks. Drying it is not easy but it's worth it in my opinion. Second would be cherry, specifically cherry burl.
 

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Any wood that has chatoyance - such as curly Koa or curly Maple. I know that isn't one so I will pick curly Koa.
 
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