What type of wood from Brazil?

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  1. dads2vette

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    Not sure where to post this but, since I'll be making stuff from it, why not here? I am lucky enough to find a place that has an almost never ending supply of wood that is 2" x2" x 7' to about 3" x 3" x 7'. I figure I'll use it for just about everything, turning projects on the new(used) lathe to walls in a new tool shed(YIPPEE!!).

    It comes from a place that gets slab stone from Brazil. The slabs are shipped in crates made from this wood. They don't know what type but I can't imagine it would be anything exotic. Anyone have an idea of what kind of wood would be used? Seems too heavy for pine.

    Here are the pics:

     
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    This link has a list of species exported from Brazil.
    Crating material may be listed in the low value section.

    Brazil | Forest Legality
     
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    Thank you! Still don't have a clue by what it looks like but I've narrowed it down to 4 of the low end species.
     
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    A lot of those crates and pallets are made from non furniture quality Teak. Some of it can still clean up nicely.
     
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    My dad worked at a lumber mill. They used drying stickers from brazil, and got them on pallets. It was all cocobolo or apitong.
    Apparently The extra life made it worth buying them over fir.
     
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    Looks like teak. Make sure MB is not stamped anywhere. If it is, just best to toss it. Methyl bromide. Toxic stuff.
     

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