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OBECHE

Triplochiton scleroxylon





my samples:


two planks and the end grain from one of them


closeup of a quartersawn side grain showing ray flakes. They show up better in person than they do in this pic.


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


plank and end grain --- once again, yellow color correction has defeated me; this plank is less orange than shown in the face grain pic and less white than shown in the end grain pic. The end grain pic directly below is better than either at representing the true color but even it is too washed out. This plank is a light, somewhat faded, yellow --- as though you had taken a yellow crayon and removed most of the brilliance and vigor of the yellow.


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


plank and end grain, this time with the color accurately captured


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


side grain and face grain closeups of the piece directly above


both sides of a stick of obeche, cut from another larger piece from somewhere on this page, shown because I needed to get another end grain update for this wood. HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above and an end grain update from a sample cut from some other plank on this page



web pics:


plank listed as abachi / triplochiton scleroxylon and that has wet and dry sections


flat cut planks


quartersawn planks


planks


plank with unlikely purple color


panks listed as abachi / Triplochiton scleroxylon


plank listed as ayous


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