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Anyone recognize this kind of wood. It's not critical, I'm just curious. The sticker on the underside said Made in India.
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And I answered my own question, 'sheesham wood'. After posting I noticed the sticker had a sku Google turned up this page. http://www.westelm.com/m/products/ra...-console-g448/

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Never heard of it before. Looks sort of like Arbutus, with the wide variation in colouring, and wild grain pattern.
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Never heard of it before. Looks sort of like Arbutus, with the wide variation in colouring, and wild grain pattern.
Might check out the "Olivewood"
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If it was free wood, then it is popular. Free wood is always popular.

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Might check out the "Olivewood"
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Wow!!!
https://www.google.ca/search?q=olive...w=1120&bih=538
Now that's wild grain...
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There is some purty stuff there. Looks a lot like the previous picture.
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Shisham wood is quite popular in India for making furniture. It is found predominantly in the Northern plains of India. However, what you see in the pic is a cheap piece of Shisham. Normally only the dark heartwood is used for making furniture. Olivewood is quite different.

Shisham- Dalbergia sissoo, known commonly as North Indian Rosewood, is a slow-growing, hardy deciduous rosewood tree native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran. Wikipedia
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The attached shows the corner post of the kitchen table that SWMBO picked out recently. Shishma does indeed make for a beautiful piece of furniture. The table is 40" x 72" and the cost was nominal compared to similar quality tables.

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This is what Shisham furniture looks like after polishing.It has a very rich reddish brown look
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