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various species

Species that use this common name include Except as specifically noted, I have no idea which of those species are shown on this page

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions

both sides of a sample plank of niangon / Heritiera utilis (which is a synonym for tarrietia utilis) --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.

end grain and HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUP of the piece directly above

both sides of a sample plank of niangon --- species is unknown, except that it is NOT Tarrietia utilis and probably not Heritiera densiflora either --- HUGE enlargements are present. Both of these two pics are a bit too deep a red color but I could not get the color correction to come out quite right. The second side is freshly sanded and is actually noticibly lighter than the first side (which has a bit of an age patina)

end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

plank and end grain

plank and closeup

same as the piece directly above, but moistened with water and with an end grain shot

plank and closeup

web pics:

plank listed as niangon / Heritiera utilis and that has wet and dry areas


the web-pics of the planks from which some of my own samples at the top of this page were taken.

turning stock with a color that is just silly