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It's very mahogany-like but quite a bit heavier than the other example I posted.
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I have used that same color and grain on several stools, I just called it mahogany.

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Hey Jim...

I'd definitely go with a mahogany... perhaps African, possibly Cuban..

if it is cuban.. ouuuuuuuuuuuuu weeee!! you got a gloat on your hands!!

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These were some of the pieces he's had for a very long time, so he couldn't remember either but it has a firey-coppery look to it. I'm just *imagining* it with the grain popped!!

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Jim,
If you want to see what the grain will look like, wipe some naptha on it. You will get a very good look at what it will look like with finish. The naptha will evaporate off in minutes leaving no residue.

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Good thought, Tim...

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could it be Sapele I have used lot's of this wood It look's like mahogany It is heavy and finished it Look's good

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could it be Sapele I have used lot's of this wood It look's like mahogany It is heavy and finished it Look's good
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could it be Sapele I have used lot's of this wood It look's like mahogany It is heavy and finished it Look's good
my colleague and i think it may be Sapele, too.

but not sure
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