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Jon_Cervin wrote:Can you take a shot of the end grain? Is it very dense? That may be a bamboo product. To make it, they open up the bamboo and compress it together so it is usually very dense (my 900 sq feet had a ship weight of 3000 lbs). It also will splinter on the ends rather than crack down the grain. Normally it has a very sporadic grain pattern on it without any noticeable cathedrals and can be fairly streaky. The end grain will be porous, but does not have any structure to it like a normal piece.
Jon_Cervin wrote:I really really doubt Rosewood. If you can find it in quantities, it's $30/board foot. Even back in the day when some rich guy would use it for flooring instead of fine furniture, it was horribly expensive.
But aren't you the resident furniture/therefore wood expert?