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MOVINGUI

Distemonanthus benthamianus





my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn movingui / Nigerian satinwood / Distmonanthus benthamianus


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of movingui / Nigerian satinwood / Distmonanthus benthamianus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of movingui / Nigerian satinwood / Distmonanthus benthamianus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of fiddleback movingui / Distemonanthus benthamianus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


small piece, rough sanded, and end grain


the other side of the same piece as above, but fine sanded to a high polish. It feels like glass when you rub your finger on it. No color correction was done but the color is quite accurate. Before I started the extra sanding on one side, both sides looked identical in color but as you can see, the fine sanding brought out a little more color.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


another plank, from a different vendor, this one is rough finished and shows some sap wood. The color, very accurately shown here, is lighter yellow than the other pieces and this plank is definitely more coarse in texture and lighter (less dense) than the other as well. Unfortunately I tossed this piece back in my working pile instead of my wood-samples box without thinking to take an end grain shot.


a set of flats cut from the same plank and rough sanded.


figure movingui being quartersawn. Pics contributed to the site by Pat Dean, whom I thank for these and other contributions to the site.


quartersawn figured veneer sheet and closeup --- color is accurate --- this is colorful stuff !


quartersawn figured veneer --- not quite as intensly colored as the sheet directly above, but with a very strong mottle


block mottle veneer sheet, and closeup, listed as African satinwood. The color is somewhere between the extreme gold color of the long view and the duller color of the closeup.


This sheet of veneer, listed as African satinwood, was loaned to me by John Koehn whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. HUGE enlargements are present.



web pics:


planks all listed as movingui / Distemonanthus benthamianus --- none were listed as figure, but clearly some are


planks


plank listed as Nigerian satinwood


planks, all from the same vendor and all listed as movingui / Distomonanthus benthamianus --- these were not listed as figured, but obviously they are.


guitar back thinwood listed as Nigerian satinwood and not listed as figured although it clearly is


figured planks


curly planks listed as African satinwood


veneer listed as Nigerian satinwood --- not listed as figured, although it obviously is


veneer listed as African satinwood --- not listed as figured, although it obviously is


veneer


veneer, all from the same vendor


veneer sheet closeups with both levels of enlargement


veneer labeled as movingui but to me it looks more like mahogany or sapele


figured veneer


veneer listed as figured African satinwood --- I think the color in this pic is probably more brown than the wood actually is


quartersawn figured veneer --- the green color is from a vendor who makes most of his wood pics look green regardless of the actual color of the veneer, the pinkish color is very unlikely, and the purple color is just silly


bowl by Brian Nelson



Razor mottle "African satinwood" (i.e. movingui) and maple table built by Jon Harris and photographed at a woodworker's show in Saratoga Springs, NY. When I looked at it, I thought the top was solid satinwood, but now I'm not sure since I see that the maple veneer separators do not go through to the edge. I'll ask Jon.

OK, Jon replied to me that the satinwood on this piece is all veneer and the maple is all solid

The colors are accurate --- this is a beautiful piece.