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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:22 pm 
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I bought several sets of wood, none of which were identified. Can anyone identify this wood? Is it Koa?

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:45 pm 
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I think Koa is a good guess because of the look of the grain. The color variation could be walnut.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:20 pm 
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Thanks Ed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Can't tell from a photo, but a lot of light colored koa does have that look. It's always a dilemma when you have wood that you can't identify. For some reason, even if it looks great, its almost impossible to use it. Good luck!-Bob


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:03 pm 
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Bruce Hoadley's book "Understanding Wood" is a great reference. He shows you how to look at a piece of wood from three angles - end grain, face grain, and edge grain - with a loupe and narrow down what it is. If you had unlimited time you could do that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 am 
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I appreciate everyone who responded. The wood that I bought was supposed to include a set of bookmatched koa top, back, and sides. I finally located the other matching set.

This is definitely the koa.


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