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PALM, RED

botanical name unknown

The follow species all have red palm as one of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page unless specifically listed.

Acanthophoenix rubra
Astrocaryum chambira
Astrocaryum spp.
Cocos nucifera
Cyrtostachsys lakka
Phoenix canariensis

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions
colors are accurate throughout. From here down to the formal samples, these were all bought at the same time from one vendor and were not identified botanically so given that omission and given the color, I am not 100% convinced that these are actually red palm and not black palm but I list them here as what they were stated to be.


turning stock, two faces


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE of a piece from the same batch as the piece directly above


turning stock, two faces


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


turning stock, two faces


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of coconut palm / Cocos nucifera --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- this is SUCH a physically light wood that the saw just crushed the end grain


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of coconut palm / Cocos nucifera --- 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 --- this is SUCH a physically light wood that the saw just crushed the end grain (and this one is even worse than the sample directly above this)


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- note how this gives a particularly clear picture of the individual strands in this wood.


both sides of a sample plank of red palm / Acanthophoenix rubra --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The unlabeled side is covered in wax.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of red palm / Acanthophoenix rubra --- 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

NOT a raw wood color
sample plank, with a finishing agent, shot in a woodworking store. HUGE enlargements are present. Although labeled only as palm, this looks more like red than black, AND this store only sold red palm.

web pics:


planks and turning stock


planks and closeup


sets of planks and end grain, all listed as red palm / Acanthophoenix rubra


planks listed as Guatamalan palm / cocos nucifera


planks listed as red palm / Acanthophoenix rubra


planks and turning stock listed as red palm / Cocos nucifera


plank listed as coconut palm / Cocos nucifera


bowl blank and end grain, listed as red palm / Acanthophoenix rubra


plank listed as coconut


end grain


pen blanks


pen blanks listed as red/coconut palm


knife scales


pen blanks and scales listed as Cocos nucifera


end grain knife scales


veneer listed as red palm / Cocos nucifera --- I note that (1) this pic is identical to one that I found on another site listed as a plank and (2) I've never otherwise seen this wood listed as a veneer. SO ... I'm dubious about this actually being a veneer.


bowl blanks


bowl by Jim King


bowl


bowls that were listed only as "palm" but both look to me more like red than black.