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I have some of this that we sawed up in 1" lumber and was wondering if anyone has built anything with chinaberry . It looks beautiful coming out of the planer! Planing on useing this for a vanity base and toping it with a 2" or 3" oak plank
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Posting to result in topical flotation - I, too am interested in this.

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Never heard of China Berry. Show us the finished product.
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A very nice looking wood....

chinaberry

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Not sure what the 'appropriate' name is for it but we always had them around when I was a kid, IN central Texas. They produce a small, hard as rock berry, that is yellow in color, and a large tree can cover the ground with the millions of 'berry's, in fall. Got my tail busted many times for throwing them in 'berry wars'. I have seen some of it cut down but never in a project. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IT TURNS OUT!! Send pics PLEASE!!
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I apologize for missing that fantastic site posted by TwoSkies57! The link sends you to 'WOOD ID POSTER' and it is a gorgeous wood. Sorry about that! Guys, check it out!
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Yes Tim, that is the tree I am talking about ! and yep those berries from a china berry gun do leave some big welps and bruises!!!
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Ah, yes, the yellow berries tipped me off.

Melia azedarach L.

White Cedar whose scientific name is Melia azedarach L. is also commonly known as Persian Lilac, Chinaberry and Umbrella tree. Other synonymous scientific names include Melia japonica, Melia australis and Melia sempervivens.

Melia azedarach - Growing Native Plants

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here is a link to a couple bowls made out of China Berry wood

http://www.routerforums.com/woodturn...erry-bowl.html

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Well, OK, maybe he ain't all dat, but he's a helluva nice guy and one heck of a turner.

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Default Rough fit up

Chinaberry vanity
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