Fresh cut wood that smells good freshly cut- My favorites, apitong, mahogany and cedar...
Very expensive. Very dense and hard. When seasoned, have to drill pilot holes for screws. A 2x8 piece feels about 5 times heavier than the same sized piece of douglas fir. Hard enough that when used as decking for heavy equipment, an 80,000 pound excavator wasn't digging into the wood enough (at all) to get traction... so I had to go back and rough up the ramps (kringe!).
But beautiful grain and look to it!!!! Think it would make great tool handles.
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 02-21-2013 at 12:54 AM.