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Hi a mate of mine rescued these planks from a shipping pallet as they were nice does anyone have any idea what sort of wood it is

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Not sure of the name but looks like the stuff that is used on a lot of sea defense type work. If it is it's not easy to work with very random grain also fairly hard. 

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58 minutes ago, Woodworks said:

Not sure of the name but looks like the stuff that is used on a lot of sea defense type work. If it is it's not easy to work with very random grain also fairly hard. 

Do you mean Green heart?

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27 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Do you mean Green heart?

No not green heart. I saw a load of new work in Christchurch made in exactly the same looking wood. Trying to suss out what it is.

 

Steve will be along soon and he will probably know. 

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7 minutes ago, Woodworks said:

No not green heart. I saw a load of new work in Christchurch made in exactly the same looking wood. Trying to suss out what it is.

 

Steve will be along soon and he will probably know. 

Ekki is the other one I know of sea defense work but as mick says most pallets are pop . 

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Just now, Stubby said:

Ekki is the other one I know of sea defense work but as mick says most pallets are pop . 

Yep looked at some of that but the one that looks the closest was Opepe. Mind you looking through images they are both very variable in colour and how interlocking the grain is. Ekki seems generally the darker of the two

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Poplar may be the most common in this country but not everywhere else. Eucalyptus sp. is a big favourite in Australia for example. 

Had some lovely pallet wood from NZ once, full of very big burrows!

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